Chairs: Steve Huleatt & Steve Englender; Staff: Resham Patel
The PPOM held its monthly call on Dec. 10. The group discussed Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capability 1: Community Preparedness. The discussion focused on specific priorities and areas of concerns for LHDs, including jurisdiction risk assessments, vulnerable populations, and community engagement. NACCHO staff updated members on future tasks, such as participation in the NACCHO Model Practices Program and development/revision of related NACCHO policy statements (e.g., preparedness performance standards and metrics, administrative preparedness, incorporating vulnerable populations into planning and response, and promoting preparedness planning). The next PPOM call is scheduled for Jan. 28 and will include discussion on the National Health Security Preparedness Index.