State leadership has put together a process for fulfillment of requests for PPE. In developing this process, the state is trying to make sure that those at highest risk of severe clinical disease and workers delivering emergent life-saving services are receiving the PPE they need.
The Triad SMAT 500 is a multidisciplinary volunteer team of medical and non-medical professionals, established to provide mobile medical support for short and long term disasters or catastrophic events. Roles in which the Triad SMAT can provide support include set up and provision of a mobile field treatment facility, regional and state logistics support, and community alternate care site support.
The Triad SMAT 500 is based in Mocksville, North Carolina and is coordinated by the Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition. Funding for the Triad SMAT is provided through a federal grant from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Healthcare Preparedness Program.
The mission of the Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition is to facilitate coordination and cooperation throughout the Triad region to ensure partners have the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergent health and medical events.
The Triad HPC facilitates a regional healthcare preparedness program that enables Local, Regional, and State partners to collectively improve response to and recovery from major emergencies.
We are a partner to healthcare and emergency response organizations working to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters affecting the residents and guests of North Carolina.
The Healthcare Preparedness Program utilizes eight healthcare coalitions to facilitate and support local and regional partners in developing the following capabilities: foundation for healthcare and medical readiness, healthcare and medical response coordination, continuity of healthcare service delivery, and medical surge.