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The Mobile Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Hospital Evacuation Toolkit was developed by the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (HSPH-EPREP) in collaboration with the MDPH Emergency Preparedness Bureau. The Mobile MDPH Hospital Evacuation Toolkit is designed to assist hospitals with coordinating their preparation and response to an incident requiring evacuation. The mobile toolkit draws from an extensive literature review, a review of hospital evacuation plans, interviews with hospitals that have had to evacuate, and lessons learned while preparing, conducting, and evalutating the MDPH statewide hospital evacuation exercise series. The Massachusetts General Hospital evacuation plan, in particular, was used as a reference for many of the specific tools and job action sheets in this toolkit. We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding hard work of many MGH leaders who contributed time and energy to create the plans and tools from which several of the toolkit items are adapted.
The Mobile MDPH Hospital Evacuation Toolkit and all related documents have been developed through a contract with the Emergency Preparedness Bureau at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health with funding from the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program. The views and opinions expressed as part of the Mobile MDPH Hospital Evacuation Toolkit and all related documents do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program.
All questions, comments, and feedback regarding this version of the mobile toolkit and requests for copies of the paper version of the toolkit can be directed to: