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Comment on one of the Key Findings Described in the Toner et al Document

According to Toner et al. (2009), disaster preparedness can be measured based on analysis of potential risks of a disaster .Identification of potential risks is critical in identification of the necessary resources to improve disaster preparedness. In this regard, all employees in the healthcare institution have a responsibility to conduct assessment of resources and training needs in order to enhance disaster preparedness. Besides, Toner et al. (2009) finds that individual hospitals across the country have enhanced readiness to emergencies after the HPP establishment. In this regard, emergency management organizations should synergize efforts and resources to respond to disasters. This will strengthen disaster preparedness. Lastly, Toner et al. (2009) attributes funding to be one of the main challenges facing disaster preparedness. This raises the need to find alternative sources of funding emergency operations in hospitals in order to minimize disaster risks.

Other Funding Sources for my Hospital Emergency Management Projects

  1. Grants from well-wishers
  2. Federal and state government funding
  3. Loans to finance emergency management projects
  4. Non-governmental organization (Dogan, Yamamoto-Ibusuki & Andre, 2017).


Toner, E., Waldhorn, R., Franco, C., Courtney, B., Rambhia, K., Norwood, A., … & O’Toole, T. (2009). Hospitals rising to the challenge: the first five years of the US Hospital Preparedness Program and priorities going forward. Prepared by the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC for the US Department of Health and Human Services under Contract No. HHSO100200700038C. Washington DC, USA.

Dogan, S., Yamamoto-Ibusuki, M., & Andre, F. (2017). Funding sources of practice-changing trials. Annals of Oncology, 29(4), 1063-1065.

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