Strategic National Stockpile

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AZ Aces Latest CDC Public Health Preparedness Report Card

By |February 3rd, 2014|

Arizona continues to score high marks on preparedness according to a CDC report released this week.  We got a perfect score this year for biological laboratory testing, and we’ve kept our excellent performance measures for incident management, public information, and medical countermeasures.  Our response times for activating our emergency operation center have been well above […]

Strategic National Stockpile Readiness

By |February 27th, 2013|

The CDC’s “Strategic National Stockpile” is a large quantity of medicine and medical supplies that are available to states in case there’s a public health emergency (flu outbreak, asteroid, etc.) severe enough to cause local health supplies to run out.  Once federal and local authorities agree that the stockpile is needed, meds and supplies are […]

Acing the Readiness Test

By |December 12th, 2011|

Disease detection and swift and effective public health interventions are essential to saving lives in a public health emergency.  According to a new report from the CDC on Public Health Preparedness, Arizona’s public health system is ready and well-prepared. The CDC report outlines the Department’s ability to detect and respond to a wide range of public […]

Arizona Vigilant Guard Exercise Update

By |October 13th, 2011|

In less than a month (Nov. 4) thousands of people from a variety of response agencies will be testing their plans and coordinating response efforts for the Vigilant Guard exercise- which will allow us to practice what we would do during a disaster.  One of our main tasks will be medical surge management.  Medical surge […]

AZ Smokes CDC's Preparedness Report Card

By |September 24th, 2010|

Arizona got a great public health preparedness report card from the CDC this week, getting a solid A by scoring 30/32.  The report (Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State) examines each state’s readiness using 32 criteria designed to drive states toward demonstrating results, measuring their program improvements and increasing accountability.

Examples […]

AZ Smokes CDC’s Preparedness Report Card

By |September 24th, 2010|

Arizona got a great public health preparedness report card from the CDC this week, getting a solid A by scoring 30/32.  The report (Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State) examines each state’s readiness using 32 criteria designed to drive states toward demonstrating results, measuring their program improvements and increasing accountability.

Examples […]

ADHS Aces the 2010 Strategic National Stockpile Test

By |September 21st, 2010|

The Strategic National Stockpile is a national repository of antibiotics, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, life-support medications, IV administration, airway maintenance supplies, and medical/surgical items which are stored in a few locations around the country. The stockpile is designed to supplement public health agencies in case there’s a national emergency anywhere and at anytime within the U.S. […]