Public Health Preparedness

Provide planning, exercise development, training, and after action review, analysis, and implementation plans to support PHEP activities

Examples of Activities

  • Design, develop, and conduct of tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises
  • Operational plan writing (i.e., standard operating guidelines, standard operating procedures, field operations guides)
  • Gap analysis and assessments
  • Operational activities during response operations
  • Exercise evaluation assessment
  • Education and training sessions on public health emergency preparedness and ESF-8 (e.g. fatality management)

Recent Projects

  • COVID-19 tabletop exercises for Williamson County and Cities Health District and the City of Austin
  • COVID-19 after action assessment and report for the Northeast Texas Public Health District
  • COVID-19 after action assessment and report for the City of Austin
  • Planning and training documents in response to the MERS coronvirus
  • Authored SOG and SOPs for local health departments in Texas on the following topics
    • Infectious Disease Response Outbreak
    • Isolation and Quarantine
    • Fatality management
  • Operational readiness review for CDC Medical Countermeasures Planning
  • Subject matter expert for tabletop exercise development, conduct, and after action report / improvement plan for local health departments on the following topics:
    • Isolation and quarantine
    • Fatality management
    • Infectious disease outbreak (MERS CoV)
    • Infectious disease response activities
    • Foodborne outbreak
    • Measles outbreak
  • Subject matter expert, project coordinator, and facilitator for public health SNS deployment functional exercise assessing public health EOC operations
  • Evaluator at a point of dispensing sight for a full-scale exercise