Workshop Report: HHS Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Stakeholders, July 31 - August 2, 2007 [open pdf - 966KB]
Alternate Title: Health and Human Services
This report is the result of the HHS Public Health Emergency Countermeasures (PHEMC) Enterprise Stakeholders Workshop, which brought together public and private stakeholders "to discuss critical issues surrounding countermeasure development and procurement, and to share visions for ensuring adequate public health emergency preparedness." The report includes stakeholder views on the following five topics: Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) implementation; federal partnership with State, Local, and Tribal authorities in preparedness and response; incentivizing private industry to support chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear medical countermeasure preparedness; medical countermeasure concept of operations: making the connection between development and end user utility; and technological innovations to improve medical countermeasure response and to meet the challenge of novel and emerging threats. Three appendices conclude the report. The first lists the attendees of the workshop, the second contains the agenda for the entire workshop, and the last provides the exact wording of the questions discussed in each of the five breakout sessions.
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