Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2023). Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities.
The Medical Countermeasure Dispensing capability is one of the 15 capabilities identified in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning. This capability provides guidance regarding the following medical countermeasure functions: identify and initiate dispensing strategies, receive medical countermeasures, activate dispensing, dispense medical countermeasures to the population, and report any adverse events.
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  • Michael Melton The reference to Capability 8 and the associated document is very positive; however, there should also be a companion reference to Capability 9 - Medical Material Management and Distribution. Without successful execution of capability 9 following a disaster involving a major medical response, the various dispensing sites (M PODs and Hospitals) will not have access to the MCM to support their operational activities of Capability 8.
    7/11/2016 2:24:30 PM

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