EurekaFacts Conducts Maryland Emergency Preparedness Network Survey


For the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Network (EPN), EurekaFacts evaluated how recently and how frequently the EPN website was accessed, level of awareness and utilization of EPN resources and materials, the opinions of home and hospice health care providers (HCPs) regarding the EPN website and resources, and the site’s impact on patients. 

The Maryland National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) and the Maryland Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Response (OP&R) partnered with EurekaFacts to develop a survey to understand the awareness of materials and the process of dissemination. The online survey was completed by Medicare certified home health, private duty, durable medical equipment, and hospice providers from EPN organizations in Spring 2018. 

The utilization of the EPN website was high with some seasonality and the two most visited tip sheets were weather related. Webinars continue to be an effective method for communicating emergency preparedness information to HCPs. The survey indicated that patients could receive more emergency preparedness training. 

About EurekaFacts
EurekaFacts is a full-service market and social research firm in the Washington, D.C. area. We help leaders understand and shape successful programs, communications, and brands through data collection and advanced analytics. Since 2003, we have collaborated with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations to answer their research questions and business objectives. EurekaFacts is ISO 20252 certified, the highest quality standard in market and social research. 

About the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Network 
The Maryland Emergency Preparedness Network (EPN) is a partnership between the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association and the Maryland Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Response. The EPN disseminates free, important, and timely information before, during, and after an emergency. The goal of the EPN is to build health resilience among Maryland’s homebound population.