Track 4: Enhancing Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Management Systems
Although supply chain disruptions, such as medical product shortages, most often result from issues outside of the control of healthcare and public health, this still places undue burden on health agencies, healthcare facilities and practitioners who must adapt the services they provide to cope with the disruption. . In 2019, ASTHO convened stakeholders from local and state public health, healthcare coalitions, federal agencies, and national medical associations to identify strategies most applicable to the supply chain end user. This session will discuss those strategies for health departments and healthcare coalitions to consider when addressing supply chain disruptions in their jurisdictions.