CDC Releases the BP4 MCM ORR Portfolio and Implementation Fact Sheet

On Friday, October 23,  the CDC released the Budget Period 4 (BP4) Medical Countermeasure Operational Readiness Review (MCM ORR) Portfolio and the BP4 Implementation Fact Sheet. The MCM ORR Portfolio includes the following documents*:

  • BP4 Reference Guide
  • MCM ORR PDF fillable tool
  • MCM ORR Guidance
  • Jurisdictional Data Sheet (JDS)
  • MCM ORR Preparation Guide
  • MCM ORR Users’ Manual: contains additional guidance for submitting the MCM ORR on the CDC Join website
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for completing the MCM ORR
  • MCM ORR Report Narrative Template: displays the report language that will be provided to states and locals after their MCM ORRs have been scored and evaluated
  • MCM ORR Implementation Fact Sheet: contains an overview of the BP4 MCM ORR roll-out and high level information about completing the ORR, reporting, accessing documents, and FAQs

*Previously unreleased documents are italicized.

All of the above documents contained in the MCM ORR Portfolio can be found on CDC Join.

About Raymond Puerini

Raymond Puerini, MPH, is a Senior Program Analyst on the Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response team at NACCHO. His work includes sharing best practices for the distribution and dispensing of medical countermeasures and developing policy and guidance to support strategic national stockpile responses. Twitter: @Are_You_Ray_Dy

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