Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Workgroup December Report

The Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Workgroup held their monthly meeting on December 9th. The MCM Workgroup provided an update on the MCM Plus Readiness Review. All eight capabilities have been drafted for the tool. The next step is for the MCM Workgroup to participate in a comprehensive, holistic review the entire tool, which will take place in January. A communications strategy sub-workgroup will begin meeting in the coming weeks to discuss the development of the companion guidance document and the communications strategy for the tool. The annual NACCHO Model Practice Reviews began, and the MCM Workgroup was assigned to review three model practices. The review process will take place the entire month of January. Andrew Roszak (NACCHO) also presented on the recent New York City class action lawsuit that contended that the city’s emergency preparedness program failed to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. The MCM Workgroup also discussed their role in the 2014 Preparedness Summit Point-of-Dispensing demonstration.

About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown serves as a Senior Program Analyst for Environmental Health, Pandemic Response, and Catastrophic Preparedness at NACCHO. Her work includes climate change preparedness, medical countermeasure planning and implementation efforts, and exploring the legal issues surrounding radiation preparedness.Twitter: @LisaBrownMPH

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