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ASPR HPP Weekly Update - October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Week of October 8, 2018

Upcoming Important Dates

  • October 12: HPP Budget Period (BP) 1 Annual Progress Report (APR) Due
  • October 16-18: 14th Annual Directors of Public Health Preparedness Meeting
  • November 13: HPP BP1 End of Year (EOY) Performance Measures Due

 

Attachments

  • HPP BP1 APR Training Plan

This Week’s Updates

This Week’s Updates

Here’s what you need to know:

HPP Spotlight

Grants Management

Trainings and Webinars

Other News and Resources

ASPR TRACIE

Around ASPR

HPP SpotlightRural and Frontier Health Care Coalitions: A Preparedness and Response Snapshot Fact Sheet Available

In the 15 years since HPP was established, health care coalitions (HCCs) around the country have played a vital role in preserving the health and safety of communities during emergencies. Rural and frontier HCCs are responsible for large, sparsely populated geographic areas. Because HCCs vary in their capabilities, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) conducted key informant interviews with rural and frontier HCCs from nine states to document the responsibilities, capabilities, and challenges of coalitions in these areas. NACCHO developed a fact sheet, Rural and Frontier Healthcare Coalitions: A Preparedness and Response Snapshot, to demonstrate key findings. The findings from these interviews may be used by HCC coordinators, funders, and other stakeholders to inform future HCC research, guidance, and investments. Click here to learn more.

Grants Management

Grants Management

HPP BP1 Annual Progress Report (APR) Due October 12, 2018

As a reminder, HPP BP1 APR is due Friday, October 12, 2018. ASPR received a number of requests for the HPP training plan template for the APR, which is attached for your use.

ASPR Grants Management Working Group

ASPR Grants Management is looking for volunteers to participate in a grants management working group. They are seeking awardees’ grants managers to be a part of a working group that will identify grants management challenges and burdens and develop targeted solutions. Interested participants should email Virginia Simmons and Denise Haskins for more information.

The ASPR Grants Management Working Group will have a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018; 1-2 pm ET. Scheduled meetings will occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 1-2 pm ET.

ASPR provides Clarification on HCC Member Types for the EOY HPP BP1 Performance Measures (PM) Module

Thank you for participating on the October 4th PERFORMS HPP BP1 Performance Measures (PM) Module training session. If you were unable to attend, the recording of the training session is posted in the PERFORMS Resource Library. During the training, there were a number of questions regarding data entry requirements for Section 2: Health Care Coalition Details and Data, Form 2.1.C Health Care Coalition (HCC) Performance Measures (PMs), PM 3 Membership representation rate of HCC core (acute care Hospitals, EMS, Emergency Management, Public Health) and additional member organizations by member type. All of the member types listed in the form are consistent with Appendix 3: List of Core and Additional HCC Member Types in the 2017-2022 Performance Measures Implementation Guidance.

HCC members and examples are delineated in the 2017-2022 Performance Measures Implementation Guidance. Core HCC members must include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • EMS (including inter-facility and other non-EMS patient transport systems)
  • Emergency management organizations
  • Public health agencies

 

Additional HCC members include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Behavioral health services and organizations
  • Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps
  • Dialysis centers and regional Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-funded end-stage renal disease networks
  • Federal facilities (e.g., U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Indian Health Service facilities, military treatment facilities)
  • Home health agencies (including home and community-based services)
  • Infrastructure companies (e.g., utility and communication companies)
  • Jurisdictional partners, including cities, counties, and tribes
  • Local chapters of health care professional organizations (e.g., medical society, professional society, hospital association)
  • Local public safety agencies (e.g., law enforcement and fire services)
  • Medical and device manufacturers and distributors
  • Non-governmental organizations (e.g., American Red Cross, voluntary organizations active in disaster, amateur radio operators, etc.)
  • Outpatient health care delivery (e.g., ambulatory care, clinics, community and tribal health centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, urgent care centers, free standing emergency rooms, stand-alone surgery centers)
  • Primary care providers, including pediatric and women’s health care providers
  • Public or private payers (e.g., Medicare and insurance companies)
  • Schools and universities, including academic medical centers
  • Skilled nursing, nursing, and long-term care facilities
  • Support service providers (e.g., clinical laboratories, pharmacies, radiology, blood banks, poison control centers)
  • Other (e.g., child care services, dental clinics, social work services, faith-based organizations)

 

Clarification regarding completion of Form 2.1.C Health Care Coalition (HCC) Performance Measures (PMs), PM 3 Membership representation rate of HCC core (acute care Hospitals, EMS, Emergency Management, Public Health) and additional member organizations by member type:

Recipients should complete the PM 3 for each HCC. For each member type, the recipient should enter the number of each member type in the HCC and the total number of each member type within the HCC boundaries. The numerator is the number of each member type in the HCC. The denominator is the total number of each member type within the HCC boundaries. (Please note: previously HPP requested this data at the state/jurisdiction level; this year, we are requesting it at the HCC level)

Recipients are required to enter the total number of certain health care and governmental member types, e.g., acute care hospitals, public health agencies, dialysis centers, etc., within the HCC boundaries For each HCC, please enter the total number for each of the following members types within the HCC boundaries:

  • Acute Care Hospitals (enter all types of hospitals here)
  • EMS (including inter-facility and other non-EMS patient transport systems)
  • Emergency management organizations
  • Public health agencies
  • Behavioral health services and organizations (please do not list acute care hospitals here, only inpatient or outpatient behavioral health services)
  • Dialysis centers and regional Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-funded end-stage renal disease networks
  • Home health agencies (including home and community-based services0
  • Skilled nursing, nursing, and long-term care facilities
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Outpatient health care delivery (e.g. ambulatory care clinics, community and tribal health centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, urgent care centers, free standing emergency rooms, stand-alone surgery centers)

 

For all other member types (e.g. infrastructure), please enter same number for both the number of each member type in the HCC and the total number of each member type within the HCC boundaries. HPP recognizes that it is impossible to determine a denominator for these entities; however, PERFORMS will not allow a blank entry. Consequently, please enter the same number (or any number!) for the total number (denominator) within the HCC boundaries. ASPR will not calculate the representation rate for these member types.

Thank you for your efforts to compile and submit accurate HPP data. ASPR apologizes for any confusion.

Trainings and Webinars

NIMS Alert 27-18: FEMA Announces Webinars about Updating the National Response Framework

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding webinars for stakeholders nationwide to discuss the agency’s efforts in updating the National Response Framework (NRF) to incorporate lessons learned from the unprecedented 2017 hurricane and wildfire season. First released in 2008, the NRF is a guide for how our nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies. As part of FEMA’s renewed effort to build a national culture of preparedness, this update will include the following areas:

Additional emphasis on non-governmental capabilities to include the role of individuals and private sector/industry partners in responding to disasters;

A new Emergency Support Function to leverage existing coordination mechanisms between the government and infrastructure owners/operators; and

Focus on outcomes-based response through the prioritization of the rapid stabilization of life-saving and life sustaining Lifelines.

The updated NRF will continue to focus on the capabilities necessary to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs during disasters. The NRF will continue to be scalable, flexible and adaptable, using the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal.

FEMA is hosting a series of one-hour engagement webinars to describe the update and answer participants’ questions. These webinars are geared toward the whole community, including individuals and communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all governments (state, local, tribal, and territorial, as well as federal agencies).

Advance registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, click on your preferred webinar session from the list below.

  • Webinar 1: Monday, October 15, 4:00 p.m. EDT. Register here.
  • Webinar 2: Thursday, October 18, 12:00 p.m. EDT. Register here.
  • Webinar 3: Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. EDT. Register here.
  • Webinar 4: Friday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. EDT. Register here.

Other News and Resources

Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Health and Human Services Appropriation Signed into Law

On September 28, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6157, the “Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019”. This is the first time since 1996 that Congress has completed the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill prior to the start of the federal fiscal year. H.R. 6157 includes a total of $264.555 million for the Hospital Preparedness Program appropriation line item, which can be found on page 597 of the conference report. This total includes funding for the HPP annual cooperative agreement program, the Regional Disaster Health Response System pilot demonstrations, and cooperative agreement administration, evaluation, and performance management, the Emergency Care Coordination Center (ECCC), Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), the Technical Resources Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE), and the Division of Recovery.

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NACCHO Extends 2019 Preparedness Summit Abstract Submission Deadline to October 12
NACCHO has extended the deadline to submit abstracts for the 2019 Preparedness Summit to Friday, October 12, 2018. The theme for the 2019 summit, which will be held March 26-29 in St. Louis, Missouri, is "Preparedness Summit 2019: The Evolving Threat Environment." The event will focus on:

  • The catastrophic nature of the evolving threat environment
  • Strengthening partnerships with emergency management, health care and nontraditional sectors
  • Finding new and creative solutions to address gaps between industries

ASPR TRACIE

Summary of Tips for Health Care Facilities: Assisting Families and Loved Ones after a Mass Causality Incident

This tip sheet summarizes the ASPR TRACIE document Tips for Healthcare Facilities: Assisting Families and Loved Ones after a Mass Casualty Incident, which highlights best practices and issues related to planning for, activating, and operating hospital or health care facility Family Information Centers (FIC)/Family Support Centers (FSC), in collaboration with Family Reception Centers (FRC) and Family Assistance Centers (FAC).

Jacksonville Shooting: Fire Department Response to the Incident

On Sunday, August 25, an active shooter opened fire at competitors of a “Madden NFL 19” tournament in Jacksonville, FL. One of ASPR TRACIE’s subject matter experts (SMEs), Terry Schenk (Florida Department of Health), connected them to Dr. Brad Elias (Medical Director, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department) to interview him and share lessons learned so others might benefit.This article highlights how triage was handled, the fire department’s approach to entering hot and warm zones, and how lessons learned are being incorporated. Check out other ASPR TRACIE Behind the Response: Experiences from the Field articles. Please contact ASPR TRACIE if you have a story you would like to share.

Resources from the Field

HHS ASPR Division of Recovery released “The Health and Social Services Disaster Recovery-Six Years in Retrospective” document which provides an overview of the Division of Recovery, the National Disaster Recovery Framework, and the role of recovery in health care preparedness and response capabilities. The document includes lessons learned from several natural disasters around the nation. Links to additional resources are included in an appendix. Please email ASPR TRACIE to share your resources.


Around ASPR

ASPR Blog: ASPR and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) forge new partnership to deliver novel and robust health security capabilities

On September 18, marking seventeen years since the first anthrax attack in the United States, the President unveiled a National Biodefense Strategy and signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum which directed federal agencies to collaborate on biodefense, including budgets, to make the nation safer. That spirit of interagency collaboration is reflected in a new partnership forged between ASPR and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA – to strengthen the capabilities needed to protect the nation from 21st century health security threats.

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  • We are excited to partner with @Genentech to create a portfolio of medical countermeasures across BARDA that address pressing #HealthSecurity threats, including pandemic influenza, sulfur mustard & more. Click here to learn more.
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