"In response to the 2014-2016 Ebola Epidemic, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked a contractor to convene an outside expert panel to review the HHS Ebola response and provide recommendations on improving the Department's preparedness and response efforts. The expert panel released its findings in a report titled, 'Report of the Independent Panel on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ebola Response', in June 2016. Shortly thereafter, the Department released the 'U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Ebola Response Improvement Plan (ERIP)', outlining how the expert panel's findings and recommendations from the aforementioned report would be addressed. HHS Operating and Staff Divisions (Op/StaffDiv) have invested effort and made progress on each of the distinct corrective actions as described below. Responsible Op/StaffDivs are in brackets at the end of each corrective action, with the designated lead marked with bold font. Each corrective action is followed by a description of the HHS response to date. In addition, lessons learned from the Ebola virus outbreak response implemented in the HHS response to the 2016 Zika virus outbreak are highlighted in the appropriate sections. The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is pleased to provide this status report, outlining the progress toward addressing key recommendations made by the expert panel. In addition, the report provides a pathway for strengthening the planning and response to future outbreaks of Ebola virus and other emerging infectious diseases."
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