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Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance


NSPA is the identified regional healthcare emergency preparedness coordinating organization for the Near Southwest region as established by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and Virginia Department of Health. NSPA is one of six regional areas serving the Commonwealth of Virginia. The NSPA region includes the Counties of
Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery,Patrick,Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke and the Cities of Covington, Danville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke and Salem.

Mission Statement
To provide the infrastructure and leadership necessary to sustain an
inclusive healthcare preparedness system within our region by the following

* Develop and sustain an effective region-wide healthcare emergency
preparedness response system in the region by fostering collaborative
planning efforts among healthcare organizations and local emergency
response agencies.
* Provide coordination of health and medical services in the mass casualty
and disaster settings by coordinating emergency and disaster preparedness
and response activities between area hospitals, healthcare organizations,
and public health.
* Serve as the health and medical services liaison in the NSPA City/County
Emergency Operations Centers within the Near Southwest region.
* Participate in the Regional Healthcare Coordination Center, if
established, to coordinate disaster activities between area hospitals,
pre-hospital providers, and other healthcare organizations.
* Provide resources to the Offices of Emergency Management regarding health
and medical services in a disaster setting.

No activities of NSPA are intended to duplicate or replace preparedness
activities of any governmental, jurisdictional, or public health agency.