Renard, P., Vagi, S., Reinold, C. et al. (2017). Improvements in State and Local Planning for Mass Dispensing of Medical Countermeasures: The Technical Assistance Review Program, United States, 2007–2014. American Journal of Public Health. 107(S2): S200-S207.
The authors used 2007 to 2014 state and local data collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Technical Assistance Review to evaluate and describe outcomes of state and local medical countermeasure preparedness planning. They found that overall preparedness increased during the time period studied, and note that ongoing training, exercising, and incorporation of lessons learned from real events and exercises are all critical to ensuring continued preparedness.