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Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI)

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Administrator's Guide

The Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI) is a tool allowing local or regional planners to assemble an inventory of critical resources that would be useful in responding to a bioterrorist attack. The purpose of this guide is to assist counties, States, or regions in installing, setting up, and operating EPRI. In addition to this guide, EPRI also includes a User's Manual.

Prepared by:
Tom Rich
Abt Associates


Chapter 1: Getting Started
   What Is EPRI?
Chapter 2: Installation
   System Requirements
   Installation Overview
Chapter 3: Setup and Customization
   Common Features on EPRI Web Pages
   Task 1: Create Resource Groups
   Task 2: Link Location Types to Resource Groups
   Task 3: Specify Geographic Information
   Task 4: Enter Address and Contact Information
   Task 5: Verify Inventory Data Entry Screens
   Task 6: Customize the Login and Home Page
Chapter 4: Operation
   User Roles and Registration
   Monitoring Data Quality
   Facilitating Report Generation and Emergency Requests
   Troubleshooting and Other Tips
Chapter 5: Reference
   AHRQ Hospital Surge Model
   Emergency Request
   Location Group
   Location Type
   Resource Group
   Resource Type
Appendix: EPRI Installation Instructions

Funding and leadership to support EPRI were provided by the Hospital Preparedness Program in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Contract No. 290-06-00011-1 with Abt Associates.

The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission except those copyrighted materials noted for which further reproduction is prohibited without the specific permission of copyright holders.

AHRQ Publication No. 11-0061-2-EF
Current as of April 2011


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