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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Performance Measure 10

Percent of HCCs where areas for improvement have been identified from HCC and member organizations’ own exercises or real-world events, and the HCCs’ response plans have been revised to reflect improvements

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

In order to improve whole community preparedness, HCCs must continuously learn and, where appropriate, systematically inform planning efforts using lessons learned from exercises, JRAs, or other activities. HPP expects recipients and HCCs to operationalize this type of systematic learning. Therefore, this measure was introduced to assess the ability of HCCs to integrate continuous learning from exercises and events..

Data Reporting

Each HCC should report the following data through the CAT. During the specified time period for end-of-year reporting, recipients should enter this information on behalf of each HCC into the end-of-year performance measure module in PERFORMS. SPPR will calculate percentages.

Data Point Data Entity Data Source Response
PM10.1 The HCC provides an opportunity for member organizations to share lessons learned from their facilities’ drills and exercises to inform coalition planningHCC Meeting notes, exercise or drill debrief documents, or AAR/IPs


 HCC Name: _______

Yes ___

No   ___

PM10.2 The HCC has identified areas for improvement from HCC exercises or real-world events​HCCMeeting notes, exercise or drill debrief documents, or AAR/IPs

 HCC Name: _______

Yes ___

No   ___

​PM10.3 If yes (to PM10.2), the HCC has revised its response plans in the past year to reflect improvements ​HCCResponse plans

 HCC Name: _______

Yes ___

No   ___

*American Samoa (AS), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) territories must also report. No other territories must report.

Definitions and Interpretation

  • Areas for improvement: The concrete, actionable steps outlined in an improvement plan (IP) that are intended to resolve preparedness gaps and shortcomings experienced in exercises or real-world events.

  • Meeting notes: Any written documentation describing the content and events—discussions, presentations, etc.—of a meeting held by an HCC or its member organizations.

  • Exercise or drill debrief documents: Any documentation describing or analyzing the results of an exercise or drill conducted by an HCC or its member organizations.

  • AAR/IP: An AAR/IP is used to provide feedback to participating entities on their performance during an exercise. The AAR/IP summarizes exercise events and analyzes performance of the tasks identified as important during the planning process. It also evaluates achievement of the selected exercise objectives and demonstration of the overall capabilities being validated. The IP portion of the AAR/IP includes corrective actions for improvement, timelines for implementation of corrective actions, and assignment to responsible parties. AAR/IPs should follow HSEEP principles, and HPP will provide an optional template for future use.5

  • Response plan: A response plan meets the required components identified in the FOA. An HCC response plan describes HCC operations that support strategic planning, information sharing, and resource management. The plan also describes the integration of these functions with the ESF-8 lead agency to ensure information is provided to local officials and to effectively communicate and address resource and other needs requiring ESF-8 assistance.

Phase 4: After Action Report and Improvement Planning.” City and County of San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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  • This page last reviewed: November 05, 2020