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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Performance Measure 8

Goal or Target

SPPR will establish a baseline based on performance data collected in initial fiscal years, which will be used to set targets and goals for subsequent years.

Operational Intent

One of the key components of successful community preparedness is a shared understanding of the roles and processes for preparing and responding to emergencies. This measure will assess engagement of HCCs in the recipient-level ESF-8 response plans.

Data Reporting

During the specified time period for end-of-year reporting, recipients should enter this information into the end-of-year performance measure module in PERFORMS. SPPR will calculate percentages.

Data Point Data Entity Data Source Response
PM8.1 The recipient has provided an opportunity for each HCC to review and provide input to the recipient’s ESF-8 response plan Recipient Meeting notes or agenda, website posting, or other documents

 Name of HCC: _______

Yes ___

No   ___

Definitions and Interpretation

  • Provided an opportunity for each HCC to review and provide input: Opportunity for the HCC to: 1) review the ESF-8 plan during development, or 2) update and provide written or oral comments to the recipient (or the recipient’s designated representative) on the plan.

  • ESF-8: ESF-8 provides the mechanism for coordinated federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local resources in response to the following:

    • Public health and medical care needs
    • Veterinary and/or animal health issues in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • Potential or actual incidents of national significance
    • A developing potential health and medical situation 4

  • ESF-8 response plan: The response plan that the recipient maintains, which describes its intended response to any emergency situation. The response plan, aligned with ESF-8, provides action guidance for management and emergency response personnel during the response phase.

4. “Emergency Support Functions.” Public Health Emergency. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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  • This page last reviewed: November 05, 2020