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Author Mack, Alison, rapporteur

Title Impact of the global medical supply chain on SNS operations and communications : proceedings of a workshop / Alison Mack, rapporteur ; Board on Health Sciences Policy, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 61 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Acronyms and abbreviations -- Introduction, background, and context -- Gaps in the global medical supply chain -- Delivering the assets : supply chain issues between the SNS and state and local public health -- Strategic communication and the SNS : perspectives on needs and resources -- Reviewing challenges and potential opportunities -- References -- Appendixes
Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) with a focus on procuring and managing medical countermeasures (MCM) designed to address chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear events and attacks by weapons of mass destruction. The stockpile is a repository of antibiotics, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, vaccines, antiviral drugs, and other medical materiel organized to respond to a spectrum of public health threats. Over time, the mission of the SNS has informally evolved to address other large-scale catastrophes, such as hurricanes or outbreaks of pandemic disease, and rare acute events, such as earthquakes or terror attacks. When disaster strikes, states can request deployment of SNS assets to augment resources available to state, local, tribal, or territorial public health agencies. CDC works with federal, state, and local health officials to identify and address their specific needs and, according to the stated mission of the SNS, ensure that the right resources reach the right place at the right time. On August 28, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the current state of the global medical supply chain as it relates to SNS assets, and the role of communications in mitigating supply chain risks and in enhancing the resilience of MCM distribution efforts. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This activity was supported by Contract No. 200-2011-38807 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project
Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed November 11, 2018)
Subject Strategic National Stockpile (Program)
Strategic National Stockpile (Program)
Strategic National Stockpile (Program)
Medical supplies -- United States -- Management -- Congresses
Disaster medicine -- United States -- Management -- Congresses
Emergency management -- United States -- Congresses
Business logistics -- United States -- Congresses
Medical emergencies.
Medication Systems -- organization & administration
Strategic Stockpile
Disaster Planning -- organization & administration
Pharmaceutical Preparations -- supply & distribution
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- Emergency Medical Services.
Medical emergencies
Business logistics
Emergency management
Medical supplies -- Management
United States
United States
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Sciences Policy, issuing body.
Impact of the Global Medical Supply Chain on SNS Operations and Communications (Workshop) (2017 : Washington, D.C.)
ISBN 9780309477741