Category: CS Whats New
Posted on: 07/21/2007
by Clinical Services Department
Click here to view the Illinois Helps Public Service Announcement|
|Before joining the data base there is a link for medical and nonmedical volunteers that will assist you in completing the application process.|
Medical Volunteers Video Tutorial on Completing the Registration Process
Non-Medical Volunteers Video Tutorial on Completing the Registration Process
* Join the Illinois Helps statewide secure database here *
By registering with Illinois Helps, an Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), you can be part of an alert system and respond if available, when activated, to a significant disaster or public health emergency.
Once you have registered to become a volunteer, your professional credentials will be verified and this information will become part of the statewide secure database.
Illinois Helps may only be activated by the Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health or the Director, Illinois Department of Public Health or their designees in the event of an emergency.
Upon activation, an alert message will be sent to Illinois Helps volunteers:
depending on the size, type, location, and specific needs of the incident
asking those available to respond and giving specific instructions on where to report and what is needed.
Recent experience with large-scale disasters has consistently shown that an effective response requires that volunteers be pre-credentialed and deployed through a coordinated effort. Hospitals, health departments and Medical Reserve Corps units will be able to verify provider credentials and privilege status by checking the database at their home institutions, and thereby manage the local control of their responders.
Volunteers - click here for Illinois Helps documents.
System Administrators - click here for System Security information and here for additional Illinois Helps documents.
To view an informational webinar for hospitals regarding Illinois Helps click here.
For more information on the national ESAR-VHP program click here.
For more information on the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)> click here.
Email Illinois@mchc.com for more information or questions on Illinois Helps.