Medical Countermeasures Workgroup May Report

The Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Workgroup held their monthly meeting on May 12. Discussions revolved around the various Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s initiatives the MCM Workgroup is currently involved in; specifically including the upcoming release of the Operational Readiness Review tool. The Workgroup also offered up recommendations and suggestions for the NACCHO policy statement, Smallpox and Other Bio-Agent Vaccination. The Workgroup was involved in providing feedback on medical countermeasures for the National Health Security Strategy. Lastly, the Workgroup discussed the MERS cases in the United States and any actions in response to these cases happening at the local level.

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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