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6.0 Network Development Measures

Operational Intent: These performance measures examine what activities have been implemented to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Support continued planning, development, and implementation of a national system for special pathogen patient care7 , including engaging state and jurisdiction special pathogen treatment centers; and other health care facilities (including but not limited to settings such as nursing homes, residential care facilities, EMS, and 911 call centers).

  • Support NETEC in their activities as a ‘force amplifier’ in their region.

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PM 15: Successes and promising practices in the continued planning, development, and implementation of a national system for special pathogen patient care

What successes have you experienced regarding the continued planning, development, and implementation of a national system for special pathogen patient care using RESPTC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplement funds? What promising practices were developed/used to achieve that result? (Free response, 750-character response length)

RESPTC

Number of RESPTCs reporting success

Qualitative description of promising practices
PM 16: Challenges encountered by RESPTCs in the continued planning, development, and implementation of a national system for special pathogen patient care

What specific challenges or limitations have you had regarding your ability to plan, develop, and implement a national system for special pathogen care using RESPTC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplementfunds? (Select all that apply)

  • Coordination and communication across facilities and partners (free response, 300-character response length)
  • Incentivizing participation from key stakeholders (free response, 300-character response length)
  • Aligning regional workplans with national NETEC initiatives (free response, 300-character response length)
  • Other (free response, 600-character response length)
RESPTC

Number of RESPTCs reporting each challenge

Qualitative description of challenges
PM 17: Strategies implemented by RESPTCs to access and use information and resources from NETEC

Which of the following strategies did your RESPTC employ to access and use NETEC information and resources using RESPTC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplement funds?

(Select all that apply)

  • Utilized NETEC resources to improve operations and clinical outcomes within my RESPTC
  • Shared NETEC resources with other health care facilities, organizations, and staff
  • Participated in the provision of technical assistance by NETEC SMEs for facilities in my region
  • Utilized the NETEC infrastructure to support capacity and capability to participate in emergency clinical research8
  • Other (free response)
RESPTCNumber of RESPTCs implementing each listed strategy
PM 18: Coordination and collaboration between RESPTCs and other regional disaster response organizations**In what ways did your organization collaborate with other regional organizations for disaster response (e.g., Regional Disaster Health Response System demonstration sites, Health Care Coalitions, etc.) using RESPTC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplement funds? (Free response, 750-character response length)RESPTCNumber of RESPTCs collaborating with other regional organizations

**Note: A similar optional question also appears in performance measures for the RESPTC FY20 Administrative Supplement. Please limit this particular response to COVID-19-specific activities and outcomes funded by the RESPTC COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Administrative Supplement.

  


7 Funding for RESPTCs in FY20 built on previous Ebola programming, which specified this activity at the regional level. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASPR sought to evolve the regional system already established through Ebola funding into a National Special Pathogens System (NSPS). In order to capture the true intent of RESPTC’s role in this system, this document refers to a “national system for special pathogen patient care.” RESPTC continue to operate regionally within this national system.

8 The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities Cooperative Agreement (CFDA #93.817) Part B permits the Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Centers to participate in clinical research, clinical trials, and experimental protocols, if appropriate, but recipients may not use cooperative agreement funds for research.


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