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DHHS Region VI CDC & HRSA Public Health and Health Systems Preparedness Meeting Outcomes.      13 & 14 January 2005 Albuquerque, NM Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico Oklahoma, Texas. Breakout Session Reports. Planning & Exercise SNS Epidemiology & Surveillance

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dhhs region vi cdc hrsa public health and health systems preparedness meeting outcomes

DHHS Region VICDC & HRSA Public Health and Health Systems PreparednessMeeting Outcomes

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13 & 14 January 2005

Albuquerque, NM

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico

Oklahoma, Texas

breakout session reports

Breakout Session Reports

Planning & Exercise

SNS

Epidemiology & Surveillance

Communication & Public Information

planning exercise key issues
Planning & ExerciseKey Issues
  • Title: The public health regional response to a zoonotic outbreak.
  • Issue: Assess the regional response to the public health aspects of a zoonotic outbreak.
planning exercise measurable action
Planning & ExerciseMeasurable Action
  • Develop a regional tabletop exercise to test the ability of a public health response to a zoonotic outbreak by 30 August 2005. Include Epi, PH Labs, Command & Control/ Management
  • Design Team: Ken Knutson (NM – Team Leader); Gary Ragen (AK); John Burlinson (TX); Ed Kostiuk (OK – Alt. TL); Jerry Monier (LA)
planning exercise tasks
Planning & Exercise Tasks
  • Regional Conference Call 1 X Month
  • Develop Timeline
  • Develop Tabletop
  • Invite State Partners, including HRSA Hospital BT programs for surge capacity
sns measurable action
SNSMeasurable Action
  • Develop a draft mutual aid SNS Chempack Plan by 30 August 2005
  • Jerry Lazzari (NM – TL)
epidemiology surveillance key issues
Epidemiology & SurveillanceKey Issues
  • Share and Coordinate Pandemic Flu Plans
epidemiology surveillance measurable action
Epidemiology & SurveillanceMeasurable Action
  • Establish a working group of Region VI Pandemic Flu Plan Leads
  • Identify those sections of the plans that involve interstate issues
  • Develop a Memorandum of Understanding on the sharing and coordination of resources
  • Stacy Hall (LA – TL)
communication public information key issues
Communication & Public InformationKey Issues
  • Establish a multi-state crisis communication exercise to facilitate communication between states:
    • In accordance with NIMS
    • FFY Benchmark criteria met
    • LA & AK coordinate and cover all costs except individual state evaluators & travel expenses
    • Bob Alvey (AK – CO/TL); Melissa Walker (LA – CO/TL)
communication public information measurable action
Communication & Public InformationMeasurable Action
  • Two (2) Day initial training
  • Actual Exercise
  • Include Media on Health Alert Network/ Utilize HAN for intrastate & interstate information sharing
  • Establish joint network information center for interstate/intrastate PIOs on secure site
  • Use EPI–X (can be regional)
  • Establish multi-state risk communication workgroup
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Breakout Session Reports

Preparedness Laboratories

Education & Training

Hospital & Health Systems

Information Technology

preparedness laboratory key issues
Preparedness LaboratoryKey Issues
  • Develop a protocol for sample submission to preparedness laboratories
preparedness laboratory measurable action
Preparedness LaboratoryMeasurable Action
  • Form an e-mail work group
  • Via the e-mail work group, share plans
  • Through the process of peer review, share individual state plans
  • Via the e-mail work group, develop a discussion board relative to laboratory issues
preparedness laboratories tasks
Preparedness LaboratoriesTasks
  • Develop a timeline:
    • E-mail work group will be developed by 31 Jan 2005
    • Identify a chair at the first meeting
    • Develop a draft for sample submission by 30 August 2005
    • Jeff Moran (AK – CO/TL); Phil Adams (NM – CO/TL)
education training key issues
Education & TrainingKey Issues
  • No compendium of training within Region VI
education training measurable action
Education & TrainingMeasurable Action
  • Create a Region VI compilation of state-based trainings (All 5 states represented & in agreement)
education training tasks
Education & TrainingTasks
  • Compendium completed by 30 August 2005
  • Refer to Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) compendium structure for consistency:
    • Course Name
    • Course Description
    • Target Audience
    • Mode of Delivery
    • Portability
    • Development status
education training tasks con t
Education & TrainingTasks Con’t
  • Share each state’s training plan with each other
  • Develop a plan to update list
  • Work group will be e-mailed by team leader by 1 February 2005 to set up working conference calls

Work group includes: Kara Kearns (OK); Meta Kelly (TX); Sabrina Perkins (LA); Joanne Bolick (AR – Alt TL); Gayle Kenny (NM – TL)

hospital and health systems key issues
Hospital and Health SystemsKey Issues
  • Develop intra-regional capacity for burn care
hospital and health systems measurable action
Hospital and Health SystemsMeasurable Action
  • Hook up healthcare staff with online courses (Rosanne)
  • Assess toolkit availability from American Burn Care Association (Scott)
  • Enhance the directory of Burn Care Centers across Region VI (Ron)
hospital and health systems tasks
Hospital and Health SystemsTasks
  • Conduct monthly conference calls with work group

Work group members: Jim Pettyjohn (NM – Co/TL); Caryn Relkin (NM – Co/TL); Rosanne Prats (LA); Ron Hilliard (TX); Scott Sproat (OK); Teresa Brown Jesus (HHS); Anita Pullani (HRSA)

information technology goal
Information TechnologyGOAL

To develop common testing on a regular basis of all regional HAN Systems

information technology key issues
Information TechnologyKey Issues
  • Testing of Health Alert Network (HAN) systems by 30 August 2005
information technology measurable action
Information TechnologyMeasurable Action
  • Common Test of HAN Systems
    • Add each state’s Big Six to all HAN Systems
    • Develop a common testing protocol and parameters, and measures
    • Schedule to tests and evaluations
    • Cindy Horeis (AK – TL)
information technology imacs presentation
Information TechnologyIMACS Presentation

Jeffrey Penton, IT Director

Kirk Perilloux, IT Business SVS MGR

Louisiana Dept of Health & Hospitals

Office of Public Health