Local Public Health Preparedness and Response Capacity Inventory: A Voluntary Rapid Self-Assessment [open pdf - 476KB]
"This document, hereafter referred to as the Capacity Inventory or the Inventory, provides a rapid assessment of a public health agency's ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. The Inventory includes measures to assess progress towards meeting each of the benchmarks and critical capacities described in the grant guidance for Fiscal Year 2002 Supplemental Funds for Public Health Preparedness and Response for Bioterrorism (Announcement Number 99051). The Capacity Inventory is organized into six chapters that correspond directly with the six funded Focus Areas of the grant guidance - Preparedness Planning and Readiness Assessment, Surveillance and Epidemiology Capacity, Laboratory Capacity - Biologic Agents, Health Alert Network/Communications and Information Technology, Risk Communication and Health Information Dissemination, and Education and Training. Questions in the Capacity Inventory were derived in part from the Department of Justice Public Health Performance Assessment for Emergency Preparedness (i.e., DOJ [U.S. Department of Justice] survey), National Public Health Performance Standards assessment instruments, CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Bioterrorism Core Capacity Project, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Capacity Assessment Tool, and selected state specific assessment instruments."
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