DomPrep has divided the 46 minute interview into 6 segments.

Audio Segment One: ASTHO’s View on the Public Health Infrastructure

ASTHO’s emphasis on four essential components of the governmental public health infrastructure: trained and sustained workforces; health/medical data systems; reliable communications; and comprehensive disease-surveillance systems.

Duration: 6 Minutes 56 Seconds

Audio Segment Two: Preparedness

Integrating state-level preparedness responsibilities and resources into public health. Leveraging exercises and real-life events to validate strategic performance capacity indicators. Building the preparedness capabilities of states with a “one workforce” approach to public health.

Duration: 11 Minutes 06 Seconds

Audio Segment Three: Infectious Disease Policy

The development of a national surveillance strategy and system. Social distancing and the legal authorities and public health law. Implementing vector-control programs. The importance of maintenance contracts for public health labs.

Duration: 10 Minutes 34 Seconds

Audio Segment Four: Anti-Viral Stockpiling

The need for equipment stockpiling beyond anti-virals.

Duration: 4 Minutes 07 Seconds

Audio Segment Five: Vaccine Supply

The challenge presented by the dramatically increased cost of vaccines. The need for an interoperable national tracking system for the supply, purchase, and distribution of vaccines. The ASTHO/CDC initiative to arrive at a consensus on determining vaccination priority groups.

Duration: 8 Minutes 35 Seconds

Audio Segment Six: Informatics Policy

The need to include public health considerations in the discussion with the clinical community on health information-technology standards.

Duration: 5 Minutes 05 Seconds

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John F. Morton

John F. Morton is the Strategic Advisor for DomPrep. He is also the Homeland Security Team Lead for the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). A member of the DomPrep team since its founding, he has served as managing editor for writer assignments and interviewer for scores of DomPrep audio interviews.

Paul E. Jarris

Dr. Paul E. Jarris, ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) Executive Director.

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