The Preparedness Planning, Outcomes, and Measures (PPOM) Workgroup held its monthly call on February 28, 2017. The workgroup discussed proposed updates to the public health preparedness planning policy statement. Senior Director for Preparedness, Laura Biesiadecki, joined the call to discuss PAHPRA reauthorization and planned town halls at the 2017 Preparedness Summit in April. Workgroup members finalized selected updates to Version 8.1 of Project Public Health Ready criteria related to the CONOPs section. This update streamlines the criteria and better integrates applicable CONOPs elements into the training and workforce development goal. The next call is scheduled for March 28, 2017.
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