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IS-2905: Coordinating Health and Social Services Recovery

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth orientation to the Health and Social Services Recovery Support Function (HSS RSF) – one of the six recovery capabilities identified in the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). This course will describe the HSS RSF’s mission and core activities; the federal role in HSS recovery operations; how local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal resources coordinate and collaborate during recovery efforts; and the process for executing a unified recovery effort.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify each of the nine mission areas and their core functions
  • Identify which public sector agencies support the nine core mission areas in a given scenario
  • Identify the practices and capabilities associated with implementation of HSS recovery functions
  • Outline the process and legal requirements for requesting federal HSS recovery assistance
  • Describe the key features of a post-disaster impact assessment
  • Determine the priority needs of a community following a disaster
  • Outline strategies for coordinating recovery actions across local, state, and federal partners
  • Identify best practices for coordination and implementation of the HSS RSF
  • Identify the ways in which the HSS RSF interacts with and supports the other five RSFs

Primary Audience

Open to everyone





Course Length:

3 hours
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