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Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) Program Overview and Benefits of Integrating ESAR-VHP and the Medical Reserve Corps 2005 Annual Medical Reserve Corps National Leadership Conference April 21, 2005.
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Health Resources and Services Administration
Healthcare Systems Bureau
Division of Healthcare Preparedness
Marilyn Biviano, Director, ESAR-VHP
1/ Public Law—PL 107-188, Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, Section 107
(ESAR-VHP and MRC)
(NBHPP & BHPr)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
STATE NBHPPGrantees (62)
HRSA Technical and Policy Guidelines, Definitions & Standards
System Design and Content
Credentialing and NIMS Resource Typing
Security, Privacy, and Communications
Authorities and Emergency Operations
Regionalizing and Nationalizing the ESAR-VHP Project
Recruitment and Volunteer Advocacy
Funding and Cost
Data Definitions and Naming Conventions
Operations and Maintenance
National Working Group Chair
District of ColumbiaThe Guidelines cover the entire spectrum of advance registration, development and operation features.
Each Issue Topic is supported by a national working group
Integration provides for a seamless linking of
State and local medical volunteer
emergency response efforts that will:
Easy to use registration tool will allow MRCs to collect the information needed to verify credentials and assign resource types to volunteers.
Please visit the ESAR-VHP & MRC Project Table to learn more about:
ESAR-VHP will also be discussed in the following presentations later today:
= Draft Resource Typing Completed
Develop Guidelines and common definitions and assess hospital, liability, and other key implementation issues.
NBHPP FY04 Supplement to 30 States to pilot guidelines and develop systems
*Remaining NBHPP awardees supplemental approved but unfunded
Complete Interim Guidelines, issue analysis & best practices
2nd ESAR-VHP Focus Group Meeting
Develop baseline number of ESAR-VHP providers (update annually)
ESAR-VHP Focus group meeting
Provide technical assistance to 20 States. Conduct regional focus and technical assistance meetings and refine Guidelines
Pilot test Guidelines in 10 States and refine Guidelines
ESAR-VHP Focus Group Meeting
NBHPP FY 05 Award to 32 States to develop systems.
30 (Total) ESAR-VHPs initiated. Guidelines revised.
Provide technical assistance to remaining (32) States and jurisdictions in development of their ESAR-VHP. Conduct regional focus and technical assistance meetings and refine Guidelines
PR - (Puerto Rico)
VI - (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Initial Guidelines focus on credentialing requirements for physicians, registered nurses, and behavioral health professionals 1/. We will expeditiously add additional professions.
1/ Psychologists, medical and public health social workers, mental and substance abuse social workers, marriage and family therapists and clinical mental health counselors.