Connect Consulting Services delivers holistic, cost effective, and time effective Emergency Management & Business Continuity Planning Services

Connect Consulting Services delivers holistic, cost effective, and time effective Emergency Management & Business Continuity Planning Services

  • Customized, Comprehensive Planning and Training Solutions.
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Templates that you’ve been looking for.
  • Women Owned. Dedicated to your organization’s safety.
  • Emergency Preparedness Compliance made easy.
  • Customized, Comprehensive Planning and Training Solutions.
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Templates that you’ve been looking for.
  • Women Owned. Dedicated to your organization’s safety.
  • Emergency Preparedness Compliance made easy.

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See us featured in the recent NPR Marketplace

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TRAININGS, DRILLS, & EXERCISES SINCE 2018

PEOPLE TRAINED IN 2019

You Have the Power to be Prepared for Emergencies and Disasters, and We Can Do Something About It

We prepare organizations throughout the United States to be disaster resilient as they prepare, respond, and recover from an emergency. We are specialists in guiding our clients through an interactive planning process as we build EP program infrastructure, produce customized emergency operations and business continuity plans, and tailored training and exercise programs.

Emergency Planning

  • Emergency Management Planning
  • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
  • All hazards emergency operations planning
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning
  • Medical Surge Planning

Drill and Exercise Facilitation

We pride ourselves in offering our clients peace of mind by helping them prepare for, learn the skills to respond to and recover from disaster — all through our effective emergency management planning and training services. We provide the knowledge and abilities to cover the bases of engaging, preparing, and recovering from disaster.

Trainings

  • Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
  • Incident Command System
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Surge Planning
  • Workplace Violence
  • Disaster Mental Health

CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance

Whether you have never been surveyed or making changes after an unsatisfactory review, these resources are your lifeline. Our experts have backgrounds in FQHC, RuralHealth Centers, Indian Health Centers, SNF and other health care facilities. We understand your unique concerns and are here to hold your hand and get you through with flying colors.

We offer tools, strategies, and implementation to cover all aspects of a complete CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance Program.

Business Continuity Planning

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • IT and disaster recovery planning

Free Upcoming Webinars

Shakeout Your CMS Emergency Preparedness Exercise Requirements 2020

Shakeout Your CMS Emergency Preparedness Exercise Requirements 2020

Shakeout Your CMS Emergency Preparedness Exercise Requirements 2020 Webinar In 2019, nearly 22 million people participated in a Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill (www.shakeout.org) across the U.S., including 600,000 healthcare sector participants in hospitals, clinics,...

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Changes Due to COVID-19

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Changes Due to COVID-19

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Changes Due to COVID-19 Over the past year, CMS has issued many Emergency Preparedness rule changes such as reducing training and exercise requirements and using 1135 waivers to support COVID-19 response through expanding telehealth...

Cut Your Emergency Preparedness Planning in Half

Our toolkit is the template you’ve been searching for!

Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

What We Do

What do we do? It’s simple really. We ENGAGE with your organization to launch or enhance your emergency management program. We PREPARE your entire team for disaster preparedness through necessary planning and trainings. And we help your organization RECOVER from disasters through innovative tools, support, and technical assistance.

Connect Consulting Services takes a holistic approach to emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. We support our clients to prepare for, learn the skills to respond to, and recover from disaster through our customized and effective emergency preparedness planning, training and exercise services.

Our Mission

We prepare organizations throughout the United States to be disaster resilient as they prepare, respond, and recover from an emergency. We are specialists in guiding our clients through an interactive planning process as we build EP program infrastructure, produce customized emergency operations and business continuity plans, and tailored training and exercise programs.

Keep Up With The Latest CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Changes

By signing up for our newsletter, you will receive the latest Emergency Preparedness News, New CMS Emergency Preparedness Regulations, Free Webinars, New Trainings, Events and Conferences happening near you, and Tips and Tricks to have a complete compliant Emergency Preparedness Program.

Fail spectacularly. Use drills and exercises to fail spectacularly. That way you can correct eveything before the real emergency or disaster.

- Nora O'Brien

What They’re Saying About Us

“Nora O’Brien was a leader in emergency preparedness for community health centers in California and across the nation. As a participant in national workgroups, learning and development meetings, and national conferences Nora was a mentor to many colleagues leading the way in emergency management for health centers across the country.”
Amanda Wilkins

formerly served as Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

“Nora is a nationally recognized leader in emergency management planning for community clinics. She has served on many federal, state and local workgroups to represent community clinics in emergency management planning, response, and recovery efforts. She is a strong leader and highly values participation and collaborative decision-making.”
Cheryl Starling

Pandemic Influenza Project Manager, California Department of Public Health

“Nora is a nationally recognized leader in emergency management planning for community clinics. She has served on many federal, state and local workgroups to represent community clinics in emergency management planning, response, and recovery efforts. She is a strong leader and highly values participation and collaborative decision-making.”
Ellen Brown

formerly served as Health Policy Analyst, Alameda Health Consortium

Certifications

Connect Consulting Services holds the following certifications: Department of General Services, CMAS Vendor Approved, Certified Small Business from the SBA, SMUD Seed Vendor, Certified Emergency Manager.

+ Media +

NPR Marketplace – States enter hurricane season with pandemic-strained budgets, June 03 2020

Atlantic hurricane season begins in June, and forecasters are predicting an active year for what can be deadly — and expensive — storms. FEMA often steps in with support, but much of the cost of dealing with natural disasters end up falling to the states, many of which have budgets already strained by their COVID-19 response.

Nora reminds us that, “this period is a good time for leaders to reevaluate how they do business, and to write down what is working well.”

EPISODE 15 – PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE INEVITABLE NATURAL DISASTER, Jan 2020

Can your business recover from a disaster? They can strike anytime, anywhere. Mother nature doesn’t run on the same schedule as the business world – and FEMA data shows that 40% of businesses NEVER reopen after a disaster. A word to the wise: preparation is key. On our changing planet, natural disasters are a reality that cannot be ignored. We’ve invited Nora O’Brien, CEO of Connect Consulting Services, Inc., a national healthcare emergency management and business continuity planning firm, to offer her best advice on preparing YOUR business for the inevitable. If you are a business owner or leader, the time to start planning for natural disaster is now!

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May 2018- Sacramento Woman-Owned Business of the Year