DHHS Region 1 Concept of Operations Planning for Ebola Virus Disease and Other Pathogens

Dates: 2016-2017

States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Client(s): Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: Emergency Preparedness and Response

JSI is assisting the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to advance Ebola Virus Disease response planning in Massachusetts by refining and expanding an existing 'Ebola Coordination and Response Plan for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' and to develop an annex that provides a comprehensive 'Ebola and Other Special Pathogens Regional Coordination and Response Plan - US HHS Region 1 (New England)'. The work will identify and address gaps in planning and response and provide state and local authorities with the necessary plans and strategies to address the unique challenges associated with responding to a patient with Ebola or another special pathogen.