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ASPR HPP Weekly Update - July 23, 2019

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Week of July 22, 2019

Hospital Preparedness Program

HPP Weekly Update

 

Upcoming Important Dates

· September 3: HPP Ebola Part A EOY Report due

· September 30: HPP Ebola Part B EOY Report due

This Week’s Updates

Here’s what you need to know:

Grants Management

· HPP Ebola Part A and HPP Ebola Part B End-of-Year Templates

Trainings and Webinars

· Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Features Podcast on CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law Training

Other News and Resources

· CDC Online Resources

ASPR TRACIE

· Resources Available – ASPR TRACIE Healthcare Coalition (HCC) Surge Estimator Tool

· Resources from the Field

· Resources Available – Technical Assistance Resources

Around ASPR

· ASPR Blog: From Penguins to Practical Solutions that Enhance Disaster Response

· ASPR Blog: Project BioShield Evolution: Fifteen Years of Bridging the ‘Valley of Death’ in the Medical Countermeasures Pipeline

· On Twitter

Grants Management

HPP Ebola Part A and HPP Ebola Part B End-of-Year Templates

ASPR’s SHARPER Evaluation Team distributed the HPP Ebola Part A and HPP Ebola Part B Year 4 End-of-Year (EOY) Templates on Monday, July 15, 2019. Instructions are described in the first tab of each Excel template. For HPP Ebola Part A, the information reported should be based on the time period from May 18, 2018 through May 17, 2019. For HPP Ebola Part B, the information reported should be based on the time period from June 15, 2018 through June 14, 2019.

The completed HPP Ebola Part A template is due Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The completed HPP Ebola Part B template is due Monday, September 30, 2019. All templates should be submitted to the SHARPER mailbox at SHARPER@hhs.gov, with a copy to recipient’s assigned SHARPER analyst and HPP Field Project Officer.

Trainings and Webinars

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Features Podcast on CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law Training

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) features CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law online training it podcast series, Public Health Perspectives. In this recent episode, Gregory Sunshine from CDC’s Public Health Law Program in the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support discusses how public health emergency law training helps practitioners make informed legal decisions related to emergency preparedness and response activities. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Other News and Resources

CDC Online Resources

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: July 19, 2019

ASPR TRACIE

Resources Available – ASPR TRACIE Healthcare Coalition (HCC) Surge Estimator Tool

ASPR TRACIE just released the Healthcare Coalition (HCC) Surge Estimator Tool. As part of this tool, the following two Microsoft files were developed: HCC Surge Estimator – Hospital Data Collection Form and the HCC Surge Estimator – Coalition Aggregator Tool.

When a mass casualty or hospital evacuation event occurs within an HCC’s boarders, it is helpful for the coalition and its members to understand the HCC’s capacity to accommodate the incident including conventional (usual) and contingency or crisis (surge) capacity. The aggregate of this data can provide critical information about the capacities of the HCC’s acute care hospitals and allow prediction about whether a given incident will outstrip the local beds available and how much support may be required from outside the HCC. This tool concentrates on key measures that represent conventional and contingency capacity understanding that crisis care may be required when these are insufficient. The information is submitted by each hospital, using the Hospital Data Collection Form, to their coalition for aggregation. The coalition will use the Coalition Aggregator Tool to generate a Coalition level report. Individual hospital data will not be reported by Coalitions.

 

Resources from the Field

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Disaster Medicine’s Hospital Preparedness for Unplanned Information Technology Downtime Events document can assist hospitals and other healthcare organizations with improving their readiness for unplanned IT downtown events. It discusses planning approaches, and key considerations for these types of events.

 

Resources Available – Technical Assistance Resources

Around ASPR

ASPR Blog: From Penguins to Practical Solutions that Enhance Disaster Response

Teams that perform well have a shared mental model of success. Think about penguins. In the waters of Antarctica, penguins form groups to perform a complex task: get food in a chaotic environment with competing demands. But, all of these penguins are operating with a shared idea of success: fish for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch…) Healthcare coalitions often don’t have that level of clarity and that can be a real problem. When their teams come together, they often don’t agree on the goal.

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ASPR Blog: Project BioShield Evolution: Fifteen Years of Bridging the ‘Valley of Death’ in the Medical Countermeasures Pipeline

Saving lives in a public health emergency requires cutting-edge medical countermeasures: medications, vaccines, diagnostics, and more. In some types of emergencies, like an act of bioterrorism, some of those medical products have no commercial market. People don’t use an anthrax antitoxin every day – thank goodness. Yet that lack of commercial market also means pharmaceutical or biotech companies had only one possible buyer for their products: the federal government for stockpiling.

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On Twitter

Follow ASPR @PHEgov!

· Today, @US_FDA cleared Silverlon, a @BARDA funded, commercially available wound dressing, for use on mustard gas skin injuries. Multi-use products like this are a key part of ASPR’s end-to-end preparedness for mass casualty emergencies. #HealthSecurity. Click here to learn more.

· New antibiotics are urgently needed to fight both antibiotic-resistant infections & #SaveLives following a bioterrorism attack. @BARDA, @DODDTRA & @VenatorRxPharma are partnering to develop a new antibiotic to help treat deadly infections. Click here to learn more.

· Save the date for BARDA Industry Day 2019! Join us as we look to the future of Medical Countermeasures and advance our national health security. October 15-16 in Washington, DC. #BARDA2019. Click here to learn more.

· @BARDA & @RealSpectralMD are working on a #NextGeneration imaging device to quickly, accurately determine thermal burn depth & severity. This data can help #SaveLives in #MassCasualty incidents involving burn injuries, including nuclear detonations. Click here 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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