Track 2: Enhancing Use of Medical Countermeasures and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
Over three years, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) engaged in a complete paradigm shift to put into practice its medical countermeasure dispensing plans and guidance, completely overhauling the program statewide. While daunting at times, redesigning all plans simultaneously allowed Minnesota to embrace the latest national level guidance and best practices, ultimately achieving a rating of “Established” on their next Operational Readiness Review (ORR). Partner engagement was critical to this process, and planners will share how they built—and rebuilt—trusting relationships to support plan development, particularly with local public health agencies. State planners will discuss and share resources used to develop operational plans, and will share those with attendees.