HIDA Government Affairs Alert

September 3, 2019

HIDA Partners With ASPR/TRACIE On New Supply Chain Resource For Communities

ASPR/TRACIE publication HIDA Government Affairs recently teamed up with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR/TRACIE) to publish a new resource titled: Partnering with the Healthcare Supply Chain During Disasters. The document is intended to provide an overview of the commercial supply chain for healthcare coalitions (HCCs), which are important to local response coordination.  HCCs are now required by ASPR to conduct a supply chain integrity assessment for their communities.

This new requirement is an opportunity for healthcare distributors to engage with local partners in order to help them better understand the healthcare supply chain and improve preparedness, response and recovery efforts before an event occurs.

HCCs play a key role in connecting and coordinating public sector response agencies and private sector facilities in order to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.  HCCs are responsible for disseminating information between event response stakeholders such as local government, healthcare providers and the healthcare supply chain. The new resource provides information on healthcare supply chain considerations before, during and after public health events to assist HCCs in their assessment.

Specific language from the 2019 ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Funding Opportunity Announcement, which outlines the conditions for receiving HCC grant money, included requirements for HCCs to conduct a supply chain integrity assessment in order to better understand local healthcare supply chain capacity during surge events. The Partnering with the Healthcare Supply Chain During Disasters publication is a document that was developed by ASPR/TRACIE and HIDA Government Affairs as a self-assessment checklist for HCCs to meet this capability requirement and maintain grant eligibility.

View the new ASPR/TRACIE document: Partnering with the Healthcare Supply Chain During Disasters►

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If you have any questions or concerns about these regulatory developments, please feel free to reach out to HIDA Government Affairs with questions or comments at HIDAGovAffairs@HIDA.org or call 703-549-4432.