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Strategic National Stockpile


Point of Dispensing



public private partnerships what is in it for business
Public-Private Partnerships: What is in it for Business?

Recent catastrophic events have made it clear that government cannot do it alone. Business can assist with the preparation, response, and recovery process.

Private industry controls 85% of critical infrastructure and Business wants to be part of the solution.

Businesses are part of the Community!

Businesses have business continuity plans but they also understand they need to assist with community continuity plans: SNS, hurricanes, earthquakes, Pan Flu.

  • Define Strategic National Stockpile; Point of Dispensing; RSS
  • Provide a brief History of SNS
  • Explain the role of _______in Mass Dispensing
  • Explain Closed POD Operations
strategic national stockpile

Strategic National Stockpile

Medical supplies, drugs, and equipment in quantities large enough to protect the public in an emergency severe enough to deplete local resources.

strategic national stockpile components
Strategic National Stockpile Components
  • 12 Hour Push Package
  • Managed Inventory



State Requests Federal Assistance

Need for Drugs and Medical Supplies Exceeds Local & State Resources


Director of CDC Deploys SNS Assets


How SNS Assets are Deployed

Augments Local/State Medical

Materiel Resources

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)

In Consultation with the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), Secretary HHS, HHS Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP), FEMA and the FBI

  • Receiving
  • Staging
  • Storing
what is a point of dispensing pod
What is a Point of Dispensing (POD)?

A site where medications or vaccines intended to prevent disease may be given quicklyto a large numberof people in the event of a public health emergency.

  • They are NOT Hospitals! Hospitals will need to be available to care for those who are already ill or symptomatic. Dispensing Sites are NOT for those who are sick.

Modalities of Dispensing

  • Pull vs. Push
  • Traditional points of dispensing (POD) are cornerstone (Pull)
  • Alternate modalities to complement PODs (Push)
    • Postal Plan – buys time, allows sheltering in place
    • MedKit – at home kits
    • Pre-deployed community caches for large populations
    • Closed PODS
how a closed pod works
On-site at your facility

Not open to general public*

Ensures continuity of government

Protects employees and their families

Helps relieve pressure on Public PODS

Plays an active role in your community’s response

How a Closed POD Works
pod structure
POD Structure


POD Support





POD Support


additional training information
Additional Training Information
  • ICS Independent Study Classes (ICS 100.a, 200.a, 700.a, and 800.b)
  • The POD Game