The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) Workgroup held its monthly call on August 23, 2016. The workgroup discussed and finalized their work plan for the 2016-2017 year. The PPOM Workgroup Chair, Melissa Marquis, provided an overview of the planned activities and opened the call for comment, discussion and feedback. Over the next year, the workgroup will primarily focus on continued oversight of the The Project Public Health Ready program, engage in new work related to administrative preparedness and complete the update of the PPHR toolkit. The next call is scheduled for September 27, 2016.
The (PPOM) Workgroup addresses topics such as measuring preparedness capabilities and outcomes, legal preparedness, administrative preparedness, and community engagement. This includes broad work with all fifteen Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) capabilities and related performance measures, with additional focus on PHEP Capabilities One and Two: Community Preparedness and Community Recovery. This group may also provide guidance and feedback for relevant NACCHO projects, including Project Public Health Ready. PPOM’s membership consists of local health officials, and public health preparedness professionals from across the United States. For more information, contact Sarah Summers, NACCHO staff lead for the PPOM Workgroup.