HIDA, ASPR To Monitor Strength Of Medical Supply Chain

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Alexandria, VA, Sept. 18, 2023 – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) today announced the release of a Preparedness Playbook developed in collaboration with the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The Playbook provides insight and guidance for public and private supply chain partners on planning strategies and supports the national preparedness response framework. It creates a monitoring effort and sets a cadence of regular meetings between federal partners and medical product supply chain leaders.

The Playbook is available for download on the HIDA website here.

Public and private stakeholders developed criteria for inclusion in the Playbook to help federal agencies determine when the supply chain is in one of three conditions – Steady State (Condition Green), Potential Disruptions (Condition Yellow), or Overwhelmed Supply Chain (Condition Red). Stakeholders would take such conditions into account to coordinate production and distribution decisions during a public health emergency.

The Playbook will serve as a resource for federal, state, and local public health and emergency planners as well as commercial market medical product distributors and manufacturers. Additional audiences include healthcare providers, first responders, academia, and other supply chain stakeholders to inform their preparedness planning and response activities.

This Playbook was produced in whole or in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response under the cooperative agreement HITEP2100500. The Playbook is not an endorsement of HIDA and does not necessarily represent any agency determination, view, or policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or its components.

About HIDA

Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) represents the healthcare distribution network – the essential link between global healthcare supply manufacturers and local care providers. HIDA members operate more than 500+ distribution centers to bring critical products, supplies, and services to more than 560,000 healthcare settings across the U.S., including hospitals, long-term care, physician practices, home care, and laboratories. Visit HIDA.org.

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Wyeth Ruthven

Wyeth Ruthven
Director, Congressional & Public Relations