Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) October Report

Chair: Chris Hoff; Staff: Samantha Morgan and Naomi Rennard

The PPAG held its monthly call on Oct. 9. The group had a discussion about the Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed Post-Exposure Prioritization Guidance. The group also heard an informational update on the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and how PHAB will be looking into cross-walking the preparedness criteria with PPHR. Leaders in these areas are exploring if health departments who have been accredited through PPHR will be exempt from the preparedness-related PHAB criteria. PHAB is still looking into the specifics, and more information is expected in the coming months. The group also heard updates on the PHEP Capabilities Vetting Project and the Hospital Preparedness Program Assessment Tool.

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