The Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative provides America's health system, including hospital, health care providers / organizations and public health agencies with a comprehensive approach for assessing various disaster preparedness, response and recovery capabilities.
The initiative is designed to provide an opportunity for health providers and agencies across America to participate in a meaningful exercise with measurable outcomes.
The foundation of the initiative is to provide cost-effective, customized internet based exercises based on the following health system types:
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- Community / Rural / Tribal Health Care Center
- Medical Reserve Corps
- Metropolitan Medical Response System
- Public Health Agencies
- Residential Care / Skilled Nursing Facilities
Formidable Footprint - A National Community / Neighborhood Exercise Series
Led by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group a team of national, regional, state and local agencies and organizations have undertaken an effort to develop, facilitate and evaluate a recurring series of disaster exercises entitled "Formidable Footprint".
This series of exercises serves as an opportunity for governmental agencies along with community and faith based organizations to assess their capability to prepare for, respond to and recover from a variety of natural disasters which affect communities and neighborhoods.
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