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Strategic National Stockpile and Medical Countermeasures

Public Health Meeting Catastrophic Demand with Timely Interventions

For local health departments (LHDs), a critical aspect of responding to a public health emergency is knowing how to dispense and distribute medical countermeasures (MCMs). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO's MCM project staff collect, develop, and disseminate resources that will help LHDs in their MCM planning and implementation efforts.

In the Spotlight
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Learn how your local health department can benefit from collaborative partnerships related to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) with 12, easy-to-digest five minute videos. This presentation illuminates the "story behind the story" for 12 SNS-related collaborative efforts across the country in a fast-paced, thought-provoking format.

As an Ignite Presentation during the 2013 Public Health Preparedness Summit, this session was based on the Ignite and Pecha Kucha formats that are often used by the technology community to share ideas and pitches. Each presenter had five minutes and 20 slides to get their message across to the audience.

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New Publications
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Local Health Department Guide to Collaboration with Department of Defense

The Local Health Department Guide to Collaboration with Department of Defense will help local health departments better understand the process of integrating Department of Defense assets into a public health preparedness response, thereby facilitating development of support agreements for incidents requiring a mass dispensing or mass vaccination campaign. This guide is also intended to increase local health department capacity for responding to public health emergencies requiring a mass dispensing or mass vaccination campaign for local communities across the nation. Please see the following publications:

Reports, Tools, and Resources

To view reports and other resources and tools, visit the SNS-Resource webpage. This webpage contains information such as the Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors – Version 2.0, the Indian Health Resource SNS Guide, archived webinars, and more. More »

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The SNS project has developed four practical references highlighting alternative methods of dispensing that are useful for local health departments that would like to utilize a similar model in their response plans. The highlights include background information, pros and cons of utilizing the model, and the costs and resources needed to implement the model. Click on the following links to read the highlight articles:
Insight from Experienced Leaders

NACCHO's Medical Countermeasures Workgroup focuses on issues related to medical countermeasures preparedness planning and implementation efforts. The workgroup seeks to align its work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities 8 and 9 and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise strategy. The Medical Countermeasures Workgroup is a new addition to NACCHO, incorporating the issues once addressed by the Strategic National Stockpile and Pandemic Influenza Workgroups. Membership includes local health officials and public health preparedness professionals. More »