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Capability 7: Mass Care

Capability 7: Mass Care

Definition: Mass care is the ability to coordinate with partner agencies to address the public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health needs of those impacted by an incident at a congregate location. This capability includes the coordination of ongoing surveillance and assessment to ensure that health needs continue to be met as the incident evolves. 


Functions and Associated Performance Measures: This capability consists of the ability to perform the functions listed below. At present there are no CDC-defined performance measures for these functions.
Function 1: Determine public health role in mass care operations
Function 2: Determine mass care needs of the impacted population
Function 3: Coordinate public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health services
Function 4: Monitor mass care population health