NACCHO, in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), is gathering information on how state, territorial, and local medical countermeasure planners are planning for closed points of dispensing (PODs). A closed POD is a private location (such as a business or church) or public location (such as a government agency or state university) that has entered into an agreement with their state, territorial, or local health department to dispense medication to the people that work, live, or reside in the closed POD and their household family members. NACCHO and ASTHO request that you complete this brief survey by Nov. 27 to share your experience working with closed PODs. Information from the survey will help inform federal support for closed POD planning at the state, territorial, and local levels. If you have questions about this survey, please contact Afeke Kambui, Senior Analyst, Preparedness and Community Inclusion, ASTHO.
For more information about partnering with organizations as closed PODs, view the San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center’s Closed POD Partnerships: Train the Trainer toolkit.