Michigan Public Health Institute Bio-terrorism/Emergency Preparedness Activities (& How We Got There). Greg Cline, Ph.D. Senior Program Director. Completed Tasks FY2002 & FY 2003. Drafted Focus Area G (Education & Training) for initial CDC Cooperative Agreement.
Bio-terrorism/Emergency Preparedness Activities
(& How We Got There)
Greg Cline, Ph.D.
Senior Program Director
Developing composite indicators to be included in an “Emergency Preparedness Dashboard” for quick assessment.
Refining the Internet-based preparedness assessment tool for use in subsequent years.
Formation of the Center for Community Preparedness (CCEP) at MPHI, to be funded in part from a federal appropriation.
Membership on Focus Area B Writing Committee.
Federal appropriation request to support community integration in preparedness planning, training and exercises.
NIJ Proposal Response to assess 6 exemplar local public health departments responses to emergency preparedness.
Established a “national defense” mindset.
Offered maximum flexibility as possible.
Delivered solid products. (Be late and “right,” rather than on time and “wrong.”)
Offered unsolicited input and proposals.
Leveraged across all possible venues, local, state and federal, as well as foundation, which demonstrated further value.