Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
January 22, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has selected PRTM Management Consultants of Washington, D.C., to provide support for an end-to-end review of the way the department’s approach to medical countermeasures.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requested the review in order to improve research, development, purchasing, and distribution of medicine, vaccine, medical equipment, and medical supplies – known collectively as medical countermeasures – needed in public health emergencies such as pandemics and bioterrorism.
Under approximately $750,000 contract, PRTM Management Consultants will support the review in three ways:
Information gained from this work will be analyzed, along with information from public workshops and from other government agencies, to identify opportunities and methods to improve the federal government approach.
The review is scheduled to be complete by March 31.
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