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Hurricane Preparedness for Community Health Centers

Hurricane preparedness is crucial for community health centers to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and patients during severe weather events. Working with your CPG vendors can be an important aspect of this preparedness.

Here are some considerations for community health centers when collaborating with vendors for hurricane preparedness:

  1. Establish Relationships: Develop relationships with our reliable CPG vendors well in advance of hurricane season. Identify vendors who can supply essential items such as food, water, medical supplies, backup power generators, and emergency equipment.
  2. Assess Vendor Capabilities: Evaluate CPG vendors’ capabilities to meet your specific needs during a hurricane. Consider factors such as their ability to provide timely deliveries, support services during emergencies, and their experience in working with healthcare facilities.
  3. Plan for Supply Chain Continuity: Work with CPG vendors to ensure a continuous supply chain during and after a hurricane. This includes understanding their contingency plans for transportation disruptions, alternative sourcing options, and stockpiling necessary supplies in advance.

Remember, hurricane preparedness is an ongoing process, and it’s essential to adapt and refine your plans based on lessons learned from previous experiences and evolving circumstances. By working closely with CPG and our vendors and maintaining effective communication, community health centers can enhance preparedness and response capabilities during hurricanes and other emergencies.


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