Medical Countermeasures

Medical Countermeasures

Public health emergencies, such as the 2014 Ebola epidemic, the 2001 Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) attacks, and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, have underscored the need for local and state public health agencies to effectively prepare for the delivery of medical countermeasures.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes Medical Countermeasures Dispensing as one of 15 Public Health Preparedness Capabilities[¹] that state and local public health officials use to improve and ensure their readiness for such events.

Hagerty has worked with clients to establish and refine medical countermeasures procedures, including the use of the federal Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Our professionals have helped clients to verify they can receive, store, stage, transport, allocate, secure, and dispense medical countermeasures.

Additionally, our professionals have assisted clients with testing the effectiveness of Emergency Public Information and Warning, Emergency Operations Coordination, Volunteer Management, and other CDC Public Health Preparedness Capabilities that are closely tied to Medical Countermeasures Dispensing. Read about some of our work here.

 

[¹] http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/capabilities/