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The Special Projects for Equitable and Efficient Distribution (SPEED) program supports direct federal allocation of COVID-19 outpatient therapeutics (i.e., monoclonal antibodies [mAbs]) to priority settings that care for populations at high risk for hospitalization. SPEED is separate and complementary to the state-based mAb allocation system. The four priority settings supported by SPEED are: long-term care facilities (LTCF), dialysis centers, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and correctional facilities.
Long-term CareFacilities (LTCF)
Federally QualifiedHealth Centers (FQHCs)
Find out how your facility can receive direct federal allocations of mAbs through SPEED. States will receive bi-weekly reports of all participating SPEED facilities in their jurisdiction.
SPEED supports LTCFs, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, through partnerships with stakeholder and/or trade associations who assist with educating members and non-members about mAbs. These organizations also identify entities that are able and willing to administer mAbs. Membership in partner associations is not required for participation in SPEED.
SPEED stakeholder/trade association partners include:
For more information on the mAbs used and reimbursement, please see the resources section.
FQHCs and look-alikes that have the staffing, supplies, and means to administer mAbs can participate in SPEED and receive direct federal allocations of the products. FQHCs that do not have on-site capabilities to administer mAbs can partner with local hospitals or community infusion centers, who can receive SPEED allocations earmarked for use with FQHC patients only.
Below are resources for FQHCs preparing for mAb infusions:
For more information on SPEED and to enroll your FQHC or partnering facility in the program,
For more information on the mAbs used and reimbursement, please see the
State and local correctional facilities, including prisons and jails, that have the staffing, supplies, and means to administer mAb infusions on site can participate in SPEED. The program supports multiple distribution models, depending on the needs and infrastructure of respective state/local department of corrections, or equivalent. These models include:
HHS/ASPR is partnering with the American Correctional Association (ACA) to increase awareness about SPEED and encourage member organizations to participate.
For more information on SPEED and to enroll your facility or partnering pharmacy in the program, contact
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