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Supply Chain Management During a Pandemic

Three experts present their insights and experiences on managing a supply chain during a pandemic Areas to be discussed TECHNOLOGY How does technology enhance or complicate resilience and the supply chain RELATIONSHIPS How have relationships with customers and suppliers changed during the the pandemic COLLABORATION How does federal state local

Supply Chain Management

Three experts will present their insights and experience on managing a supply chain during a pandemic Areas discussed TECHNOLOGY How does technology enhance or complicate resilience and the supply chain RELATIONSHIPS How have relationships with customers and suppliers changed during the pandemic COLLABORATION How does federal state local tribal and

PPE Shortages & Funding Gaps for Pandemics

SARS H1N1 Ebola Zika and now the COVID 19 pandemic blindsided U S public health officials and the world at large Although this is a newsworthy headline it is not entirely accurate Hyperbole may sell newspapers but has ignored the great progress that has been made in national public health

Looking Ahead – Future of the Strategic National Stockpile

This year marks 20 years since Congress established the Strategic National Stockpile SNS originally named the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile in preparation for the year 2000 The intent was to arm the country against possible terrorist threats that could disrupt the U S medical supply chain With a $51 million appropriation

Evolving the Scope of the Strategic National Stockpile

While the mission of the Strategic National Stockpile SNS has not changed since Congress established this national repository of emergency medicines and supplies public health events in the United States during the past 20 years have led to a dramatic expansion of the scope of the stockpile s capabilities Originally

The Early Years: Shaping a National Stockpile for Preparedness

In today s emergency response landscape public health jurisdictions across the United States rely on the Strategic National Stockpile SNS when incidents prove large enough or severe enough to deplete medicines and supplies needed to protect communities In just 20 years the SNS now managed by the U S Department

Strengthening & Streamlining Federal Response Efforts

In a world of increasingly complex and dangerous threats facing the United States threats such as emerging infectious diseases terrorist organizations state actors and extreme weather events the Strategic National Stockpile SNS stands tall as a robust and reliable federal resource ready to respond On 1 October 2018 in an

Technology for Improved Public Health Preparedness & Response

Planning the response to a public health emergency can be a daunting endeavor Many factors in multiple complex systems contribute to the potential for success in executing these plans at every level of the response Preparedness planners have to consider these many factors to ensure that their plans can work

The Public Health Response Solution (or at Least a Bridge)

Once a public health outbreak occurs it is too late to prepare In 2014 Ebola highlighted gaps in the nation s preparedness for an unexpected viral threat that gained worldwide attention Having supplies on hand or knowing how and where to get them when needed is the best way to

Nontraditional Partnerships Advance Medical Countermeasure Dispensing

The U S Centers for Disease Control 038 Prevention CDC is changing the dynamics of public private partnerships as they relate to medical countermeasures for public health threats By using nontraditional partnerships CDC is not only providing easier access but also reducing the time needed to dispense large quantities of

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Article Out Loud – Key Bridge Collapse: Unity of Effort

  Full article by Michael Prasad, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, a Certified Emergency Manager and senior research analyst provides an update on the unity of effort involved in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse effort in Baltimore, Maryland. Together, many

Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

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