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ASPR HPP Weekly Update - December 17 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Week of December 17, 2018

Due to the upcoming holidays, the next ASPR HPP Weekly Update will be distributed on January 2, 2019. Happy Holidays!

Upcoming Important Dates

· December 19: HPP-PHEP Recipient Monthly Conference Call

This Week’s Updates

This Week’s Updates

Here’s what you need to know:

Grants Management

· December HPP-PHEP Recipient Conference Call Scheduled for December 19

Other News and Resources

· HCC Surge Capacity Pilot Project Update

· Understanding Information Sharing During Response: Upcoming Strategic Assessment of IT Systems and Data Collection

· FEMA Invites Participants to Attend 2019 Tribal Nations Training Week at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness

· CDC Online Resources

ASPR TRACIE

· New Resource Available: Hospital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Planning Tool

· New Resource Available: Major Earthquakes – Potential Health and Medical Implications

· Register Now: Healthcare and Public Health Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit Webinar

· ASPR TRACIE December Express

· Select ASPR TRACIE Technical Assistance Responses

· Resources from the Field

Around ASPR

· ASPR Blog: Pandemic Influenza Vaccine – An Investment in Preparedness that Lasts More Than a Decade

· On Twitter

 

Grants Management

December HPP-PHEP Recipient Conference Call Scheduled for December 19

The December HPP-PHEP recipient conference call will be held from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 19. Participant information is provided below.

· Bridge Line: 888-832-5936

· Participant Code: 3358383

Other News and Resources

HCC Surge Capacity Pilot Project Update

As mentioned in our September 24 HPP Weekly Update, ASPR piloted a surge capacity estimator tool with six health care coalitions (HCC) across the country. The pilot was recently completed and the Summary of Key Findings is now available. The HCC Surge Pilot demonstrated the value of collecting coalition-level surge capacity data. This critical aggregate baseline data can assist coalitions and their members to identify resources needed to meet surge needs and demands, while providing NHPP with a snapshot of the aggregate surge capacity within health care coalitions across the US. Stay tuned for more information about the surge capacity estimator tool’s use in the future.

 

 

Understanding Information Sharing During Response: Upcoming Strategic Assessment of IT Systems and Data Collection

ASPR and HPP are conducting a strategic assessment of awardees’ IT systems and the data they collect to begin to address communication challenges during response efforts. The goal of the assessment is to inform future efforts aimed at improving information sharing between HCCs, awardees, regions, and the federal government. Beginning in January 2019, the assessment team will engage several awardees to learn more about real-world challenges to information sharing and will work to solve some of those issues in a pilot project in 2019.

If you have questions or would like to share information about the IT platforms your state uses and the types of data your state collects, please reach out to Jessica Couillard.

 

FEMA Invites Participants to Attend 2019 Tribal Nations Training Week at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invites tribal environmental health professionals across the country to participate in emergency response training offered by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. This includes the Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Operations Level course. Training is completely funded by FEMA for state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, and any equipment required during training. Participants can register for the 2019 Tribal Nations Training Week on CDP’s website.

 

CDC Online Resources

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, December 14, 2018: Notes from the Field – Follow-up on 11 Infants Born to Women with Evidence of Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy.

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ASPR TRACIE

New Resource Available: Hospital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Planning Tool

ASPR TRACIE’s Senior Editor, in collaboration with infectious disease specialists, manufacturers and distributors, and other subject matter experts and industry leaders, created a tool that can help hospitals estimate minimum PPE quantities needed to manage patients infected with special pathogens. The overview sheet of this customizable Excel file summarizes the purpose and considerations. Separate sheets exist for both the initial assessment and hospitalization of patients with Ebola virus disease and other viral hemorrhagic fevers, special respiratory infections (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome/Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and pandemic influenza.

 

New Resource Available: Major Earthquakes – Potential Health and Medical Implications

ASPR TRACIE developed the Major Earthquakes and Cascading Events: Potential Health and Medical Implications report to provide an overview of the potential significant health and medical response needs facing areas affected by a major earthquake with potential cascading events. This tip sheet summarizes the key planning considerations for health care system partners.

 

Register Now: Healthcare and Public Health Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit Webinar

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, public and private partners will share how to use ASPR's Healthcare and Public HealthRisk Identification and SiteCriticality (RISC) Toolkit, version 1.0.Learn more about this objective, data-driven, all-hazards risk assessment tool with the potential to inform emergency preparedness planning, risk management activities, and resource investments.After providing a brief description of the tool, speakers will discuss how they have implemented the RISC toolkit and share success stories and lessons learned. Please see this flyer for additional information. Space is limited; register today.

 

ASPR TRACIE December Express

The ASPR TRACIE December Express includes recently released resources, a previous and upcoming webinar, and updates from our three domains.

 

Select ASPR TRACIE Technical Assistance Responses

The ASPR TRACIE Assistance Center provides personalized support, responses to requests for information, and technical assistance (TA).

 

 

Resources from the Field

The California Department of Public Health webpage includes links to the 15 ’til 50 – Mass Casualty Incident Toolkit and other resources (e.g., case studies, templates, and tools) designed to help hospital staff prepare for a surge of 50 patients shortly after mass casualty incident.

 

Around ASPR

ASPR Blog: Pandemic Influenza Vaccine – An Investment in Preparedness that Lasts More Than a Decade

As part of our nation’s overall pandemic preparedness strategy, HHS set a preparedness goal of establishing and maintaining a stockpile of bulk vaccine antigen and adjuvants for influenza viruses with pandemic potential to vaccinate 26 million people immediately after a pandemic is declared. BARDA began pre-pandemic influenza vaccine procurement in 2005 for vaccines that would provide protection against emerging avian influenza H5N1 viruses posing a significant pandemic threat. But a decade later we were compelled to ask how long would those stored vaccine components continue to be safe and effective at providing protection and when would they need to be replaced? The results of the “BARDA Ready In Times of Emergency” (BRITE) study have just been finalized. The study is the first of its kind in the world and provided the data needed to answer that important preparedness question. Continue reading about pandemic influenza vaccines on the ASPR Blog.

 

On Twitter

Follow ASPR @PHEgov!

· If you are uninsured & need help getting prescription medication after the #CaliforniaWildfires, you may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program. Assistance is available through December 31, 2018. Visit ASPR’s Twitter page to learn more.

· New @BARDA-led study finds that stockpiled pandemic influenza vaccine remains safe & immunogenic for more than a decade. These results could enable BARDA to better manage lifecycle costs while continuing to #ProtectHealth. Visit ASPR’s Twitter page to learn more.

 

Note: ASPR provides the above sources of information for the convenience of the HPP community and is not responsible for the availability or content of the information or tools provided, nor does ASPR endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered. It is the responsibility of the user to determine the usefulness and applicability of the information provided.


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