Call for Presenters: 2017 CDC Second Wednesday Webinar Series

The CDC Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) is currently seeking local and state health department staff to serve as 2017 presenters for the CDC Second Wednesday Webinar Series. Ideal presentations will provide a 15-20 minute overview of a health department’s promising practice, lessons learned from recent exercises, and/or effective strategies focusing on one of the topic areas listed below.

To be considered as a 2017 presenter, please email a brief description of your agency’s promising practice, resource, exercise, or strategy you wish to highlight to Raymond Puerini as soon as possible. Any proposed presentations related to inventory management must be received by January 20, 2017

2017 CDC Second Wednesday Webinar Topic Areas:

Inventory Management:

Long-Term Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Planning:

  • Discussion of how the role of health department and the concept of operation changes during a follow-up or sustained MCM response compared to the initial response
  • Major planning strengths, gaps, and opportunities revealed through exercises that test strategies for decision-making, activation, distribution, dispensing, and other operational components of a sustained or follow-up MCM response


  • Demobilization trigger points and planning considerations
  • Lessons learned from real world response demobilization activities

MCM Planning with Healthcare Partners:

  • Ways health departments can successfully utilize healthcare coalitions to help meet shared funding requirements
  • State and local strategies for requesting, distributing, and dispensing MCMs (including treatment related MCMs and personal protective equipment) for healthcare partners

Distribution Planning:

  • Lessons learned, strategies, and partnerships to increase speed and efficiency of MCM distribution operations.
  • Planning strategies to address capability 9 elements contained in the MCM operational readiness review (ORR).


About Raymond Puerini

Raymond Puerini, MPH, is a Senior Program Analyst on the Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response team at NACCHO. His work includes sharing best practices for the distribution and dispensing of medical countermeasures and developing policy and guidance to support strategic national stockpile responses. Twitter: @Are_You_Ray_Dy

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