PPAG held its monthly call on Aug. 7. The group received a briefing on the Anthrax Preparedness and Protection Pilot Program from Aaron Firoved, DHS, and Jim Hayslett, CDC. The current goal of the pilot is to provide responders with a comprehensive program for education, vaccine information, and pre-event distribution. Responders will have a voluntary, purposeful, and comprehensive approach for preparing and protecting themselves as part of a broader national anthrax education and preparedness effort. The group also discussed the PPAG in-person meeting that occurred during NACCHO Annual.