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1 Emergency Management Health Portfolio Presented by Lise Gauthier Regional Coordinator Emergency Management Health Portfolio / Quebec Region Conference on Emergency Preparedness for First Nations in Québec September 2011

2 Aperçu de la présentation Health Portfolio mandate in emergency management Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada responsibilities Relationships with other organisations Health Portfolio Regional Coordination and Operations Centres Regional alert and notification procedure First Nations and Inuit Health / Québec Region Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 1

3 Mandat The Health Portfolio is the primary federal department/agency for health and essential human services and will provide emergency support functions as outlined in the Federal Emergency Response Plan (2011) Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 2

4 Health Portfolio responsibilities PHAC acts as the principal public health advisor to the Minister of Health and has emergency management responsibilities, in the areas of : Public health emergencies such as infectious disease outbreaks; Emergency Operations Centre activation; Legislative and regulatory issues for quarantine; Protecting the health and safety of the public against risks posed by human pathogens and toxins; Laboratory biosafety and biosecurity; Mobilisation of the National Emergency Stockpile System (NESS), Health Emergency Response Teams (Health, microbiology and epidemiology); National Focal Point for the International Health Regulations Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 3

5 Health Portfolio responsibilities (cont d) Health Canada acts as the principal policy advisor to the Minister of Health and has emergency management responsibilities in the areas of: Health protection and health promotion On-reserve First Nations and Inuit populations; federal public service workers and federal emergency responders; Health protection and quarantine response activities Conveyances and their ancillary services; Technical advice and support on chemical, radiological and nuclear, drinking water and food events; The quality, safety, efficacy and approval of marketing authorisation of human health products and veterinary drugs; and Pesticide exposure and associated risks. Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 4

6 Response capacity Emergency Preparedness and Occupational Health Public Health Intelligence Gathering, Surveillance and Outbreak Management Global Public Health Intelligence Network ; Environmental Health; Quarantine services; Field epidemiology Risk assessment evaluation, medical / scientific / technical advice and analytical support Provision of emergency equipment at the request of the provinces and territories (medical supplies and pharmaceuticals) / National Emergency Stockpile Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Protection Water, food and Health Products Safety Public and environmental safety related to pesticides Etc... Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 5

7 Relationships with other organisations Government of Canada Emergency Management Coordination Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (santé / Ottawa) ( GOC) Gouvernement Operations Centre (Ottawa) Ref: Health Portfolio Emergency Preparedness Response Plan (2009) Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 6

8 Relationships with other organisations (cont d) The assistance of the Federal Health Portfolio will be provided in collaboration with provincial/territorial departments of health and social services, nongovernmental organisations active in emergency health and social services, and from the private sector. Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 7

9 Lise2 NATIONAL RÉGIONAL Ref: Health Portfolio Emergency Preparedness Response Plan (2009) Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 8

10 Diapositive 9 Lise2 Lise Gauthier;

11 Health Portfolio Regional Emergency Coordination Centre (RECC) Région du Québec RECC Québec Region: Influenza A (H1N1) activation April 2009 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 9

12 Functional Response Centre (FRC) First Nations and Inuit Health - Québec Region RÉGIONAL FRC FNIH FNIH FRC Québec Region: Influenza A (H1N1) activation April 2009 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 10

13 Regional alert and notification procedure Regional Health Portfolio Ref: Regional Health Portfolio Emergency Response Plan Québec Region (2009) Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 11

14 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 12

15 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 13

16 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 14

17 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 15

18 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 16

19 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 17

20 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 18

21 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 19

22 Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 20

23 Messages Disasters are collective challenges that require collective solutions. The response success rest upon the organisations capacity to collectively deploy their strength and ressources within a single coordinated response Agence de la santé publique du Canada Public Health Agency of Canada 21

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