Archive for November 2017

Board of Governors Member and Program Manager Attending National Healtcare Coalition Conference

Vice-Chair William Klag III (far right) and Region 3 Program Manager James Richardson (back row) are in San Diego, California attending the National Healthcare Coalition Conference. This three day conference brings together all disciplines to participate in over 50 break out sessions and interacting with colleagues from around the country.

Massachusetts DPH HMCC Liaison Kerry Evans hosted a luncheon event for all regional HMCC members to attend on the final full day.

We look forward to hearing take aways from the conference at the next HMCC quarterly meeting.




This FREE, 8-hour course, provided by the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness, assists healthcare providers and suppliers in achieving the four core emergency preparedness elements outlined in the September 2016 CMS Emergency Preparedness
Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Rule fully effective as of November 15, 2017.

As this is a federal course please click the link below to follow the instruction set to register.

HSEP Course Flyer

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me below:

Jim Richardson, HMCC Program Manager


[email protected]




Region 3 Northeast EMS (NEEMS) hosted their annual business meeting and awards ceremony on 11-16-17 at the Haverhill Country Club.

As a regional discipline NEEMS and the affiliated Emergency Medical Services Agencies within HMCC Region 3 support the HMCC by donating countless hours to committee and Board of Governor work in addition to their daily life saving duties. A special thank you to Executive Director Jonathan Brickett for an outstanding event.

The HMCC Program Manager met several new partners and especially enjoyed the discussions with the contingent from Lowell General Hospital.

Shown are a couple of photo’s from last evenings event.



How to Perform Respiratory Fit Testing
Overview: This course will prepare students to perform respiratory fit tests according to OSHA requirements CFR 24.1910.134. Students will also learn about the administrative requirements of fit testing, types of testing equipment, set-up and calibration of equipment and how to interpret results in order to properly fit respirators.
Date: January 31, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Qualitative Training
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Quantitative Training (optional)
Location: Uphams Corner Health Center

Click the Link Below for the course offering:

How to Perform Respiratory Fit Testing 2018-01-31

For more information and to register:
Note: All registrants are initially wait-listed and then reviewed prior to acceptance into the course.

• Qualitative training only: This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 4.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education.
• Qualitative and Quantitative training: This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 8.4 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

Instructions for how to register and sign up for a Learning Center account are included below my signature.

If you have any questions please call the DelValle institute at 617-343-1370, or email us at [email protected].

How to Register:
1. Visit the DelValle Institute Learning Center at
2. Select the “Login to Register” button and enter your credentials. You will be redirected back to the course page.
3. Next, select the “Register Now” button and fill-out the registration form to complete your registration.


Public Health Preparedness Workforce Development for Local Health Departments

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), has developed the following program. “Roadmap to Ready which is a training and mentoring program designed to help new preparedness coordinators at local health departments navigate the complex landscape of public health preparedness. The goal of the program is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, connections, and resources they need to successfully lead and coordinate public health disaster/emergency preparedness planning and response activities in their local jurisdictions.”

Please click the link to apply:




“Module I: All Hazard Awareness for Healthcare Personnel and Module II- Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment” 


Healthcare professionals including community health centers, long-term care facilities, hospitals and emergency management professionals

Course Description:
This course will prepare instructors to deliver Module I: All Hazard Awareness for Healthcare Personnel and Module II- Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment Operations. This is a two-day training involving a deeper explanation of material from Module I and Module II. Students will deliver mini-lecture “teach-backs” and be evaluated by course instructors. Students will also learn how to deliver practical PPE donning and doffing training as provided in Module II. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a complete Training Support Package to use for delivery of the modules to their own audiences. Technical assistance will be available to support students in the use of the materials and ongoing delivery of the modules.

All registrants are initially wait-listed prior to acceptance into the course. Please allow 5-7 business days for review before confirmation of your acceptance by email.

Tuesday, December 12 & Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Day 1: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day 2: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
North Shore Medical Center
55 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Click the link below to register:



Massachusetts Hurricane Recovery Resources for Evacuees

The Commonwealth has coordinated efforts across the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Executive Office of Education, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, and other secretariats and agencies to support evacuees. In addition, we are working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to identify all disaster assistance programs and resources available through the federal government.

Click here to read the bulletin.   MA Hurricane Recovery Resources