[20 Questions] FEMA IS-2905: Coordinating Health and Social Services Recovery

Here are the test answers to FEMA IS-2905: Coordinating Health and Social Services Recovery.

Course overview: This FEMA course was published on 3/10/2020 to provide an in-depth orientation to the Health and Social Services Recovery Support Function (HSS RSF) – one of the six recovery capabilities identified in the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF).

This course will also describe the HSS RSF’s mission and core activities; the federal role in HSS recovery operations; how local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal resources coordinate and collaborate during recovery efforts; and the process for executing a unified recovery effort.

FEMA IS-2905 test answers

1. What transition documentation component is meant to assist local service providers in surmounting developing challenges?
A. A complete history of recovery actions taken to-date
B. A complete inventory of recovery resources used to achieve completed recovery tasks
C. An organization structure for incoming personnel
D. Pre-considered and vetted actions designed to address expected future issues✅

2. Which of the following establishment types is NOT regulated by the FDA and, as such, is not one of the primary types of establishment that the Food Safety and Regulated Medical Products mission area provides technical assistance to?
A. Drug
B. Biologic
C. Animal Feed
D. Agricultural✅

3. What document formally identifies the resources the Federal HSS RSF will make available to support affected jurisdiction recovery efforts via state and tribal authorities?
A. HSS RSF Operations Plan✅
B. HSS Recovery Support Strategy
C. HSS Disaster Recovery Plan
D. HSS Operations Order

4. Which form of information is NOT a primary source for identifying health and social services gaps, needs, and challenges during the assessment process?
A. Service Disruption Data
B. Community Baseline Data
C. Community Development Goals
D. Local Business Marketing Strategies✅

5. Based on the social determinants of health, which RSF does the HSS RSF rely on to ensure that health facilities can resume operations?
A. Infrastructure✅
B. Housing
C. Economic
D. Community Planning and Capacity Building

6. Which of the following does NOT support the top priorities of the HSS RSF?
A. Assessing community health and social service impacts, identifying gaps, and triaging community needs
B. Creating policies for optimizing the resilience and provision of health services in an affected community
C. Developing short-term solutions to issues hindering the provision of health and social services✅
D. Supporting development of a recovery plan for state and local schools and child care facilities

7. A major storm has damaged the majority of schools in a state and has caused thousands of families to evacuate. Which HSS Core Mission Area is responsible for assisting in the re-establishment of the school system?
A. Social Services
B. Children in Disasters✅
C. Public Health
D. Referral to Social Services/Disaster Case Management

8. Federal Primary Agencies lead the other RSF member agencies by coordinating all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. Information-sharing
B. Execution of program authorities
C. Establishment of common objectives
D. Setting the goal of recovery efforts✅

9. What are the Social Determinants of Health?
A. A methodology for evaluating policy health impacts
B. Environmental conditions that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes✅
C. A set of premises linking health to social activity
D. A key principle of the WHO’s mission statement

10. Post-disaster impact assessments compare essential elements of information regarding disaster damage and disruptions against the community’s….
A. Externally identified development needs
B. Baseline and community development goals✅
C. The State’s ability to take control of all recovery coordination
D. NRCC recovery goal-setting effort

11. The Natural and Cultural Resources RSF would most likely coordinate closely with agencies involved in which HSS RSF Mission Area?
A. Behavioral Health✅
B. Education
C. Environmental Health
D. Food Safety and regulated Medical Products

12. When a state requests HSS RSF support via the Federal Coordinating Officer and the Recovery Coordination Officer after a disaster occurs, what must guide the provision of federal resources to affected jurisdictions?
A. Recovery Support Plan
B. State Disaster Declaration Specifications✅
C. Damage Assessments
D. State/Tribal Recovery Priorities

13. The Department of the Interior is NOT assigned as a primary or supporting agency to which of the following mission areas?
A. Public Health
B. Health Care Services
C. Behavioral Health
D. Children in Disasters✅

14. Federal recovery assistance can most expediently be delivered to affected localities when:
A. Local government connects directly with Federal RSFs
B. Federal RSFs are provided direct control of efforts
C. Pre-planned State RSFs interface with the Federal RSFs✅
D. State agencies set specific MOUs with federal Agencies

15. When should participants in disaster recovery begin planning for the execution of transition activities and tasks?
A. As soon as local providers begin to regain capacity
B. As soon as practical, from the very start of recovery✅
C. At the point that recovery operations begin
D. At the point that transition is scheduled to begin

16. In the scenario, the HSS RSF supported the identification of disaster impact and recovery needs by conducting all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. Stakeholder Listening Sessions
B. Landscape Assessment
C. Damage Assessments✅
D. Impact Surveys

17. When should the evaluation metrics for a course of action be developed?
A. At the same time that objectives are defined✅
B. At the end of the planning process
C. At a scheduled time for implementation evaluation
D. Once the course of action has been completed

18. In the scenario, the HSS RSF provided technical assistance and support to what two activities during the Operations phase?
A. Planning and Evaluation/Refinement✅
B. Approvals and Planning
C. Planning and Implementation
D. Planning and Approvals

19. Which of the following agencies normally support the Public Health mission area?
A. Department of Labor
B. Food and Drug Administration✅
C. DHS Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
D. Small Business Association

20. In order to be useful, Essential Elements of Information (EEIs) must be:
A. Simple, Actionable, and Time-Oriented✅
B. Complete and Comparative
C. Quantitative and Comprehensive
D. Specific and Measurable