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Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Revised FY 2007 Performance Targets

Given that final FY 2007 appropriation levels were unknown at the time the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) developed the performance targets for the FY 2008 Congressional Justification, the FY 2007 targets were not modified to reflect changes in the budget. The following contains FY 2007 performance targets that have been modified to reflect final FY 2007 appropriations. These updated targets will be used for official reporting purposes. i

 

Measure

FY

Target

Result

Implementation of health professional bioterrorism preparedness training for health professionals in practice.

2007

225,000 health professionals trained

 

2006

91,000 health professionals trained

 

2005

96,000 health professionals trained

 

Data Source: Data was extracted from grantee reports.

Data Validation: Data are reviewed by project officers in final acceptance.

Cross Reference: HHS Top 20 Goal #17 - "Enhance Emergency Response and Renew the Commissioned Corps." Also, HHS Strategic Plan Goal #2 - "Enhance the ability of the nation=s health care system to effectively response to bioterrorism and other public health challenges."

The original FY 2007 target was 21,594 and reflected a reduction of -$8.4 million proposed in the FY 2007 President's Budget. Also, the number of providers trained in FY 2003, FY 2004, and FY 2005 exceeded targets by over 200%. With level funding, the target has been revised.

Measure

FY

Target

Result

Develop effective and efficient DHHS-wide response to public health threats and emergencies.

2008

Continue to develop and revise existing threat-based response plans consistent with interagency scenarios. Continue to train personnel to lead ESF #8 planning and response during emergencies. Develop policies and plans to support a North American cross-border response during public health emergencies. Conduct regional site-specific surveys to determine availability of regional hospitals, medical personnel, public health specialists, and other assets to be utilized in a response. Develop capacity for consistent, uninterrupted, interoperable communications between field elements and headquarters. Develop web-based training modules addressing multiple scenarios and disciplines. Train human services assessment teams to communicate human services needs to the planning section of the Joint Field Office and Recovery Support Center in ESF #6 as well as emerging needs to the HHS SOC.

 

2007

Develop threat-based response plans consistent with interagency scenarios and vulnerability assessments; continue to assess the Department's ability to respond to these scenarios and respond to actual events; respond to public health and medical threats and emergencies; participate in the planning for and execution of congressionally mandated exercises (e.g., TOPOFF). Expand HHS ability to view and respond to the Situational Awareness Picture with increased Regional coordination and improved GIS data. Pre-stage equipment & supplies. Develop capacity for consistent, uninterrupted, interoperable communications between field elements and headquarters.

 

2006

Continue to train senior executives, managers and operations personnel to lead and support the IRCT; identify and replace outdated equipment and technologies used to support the IRCT and the SOC; support the ongoing development and implementation of National public health and medical response policies and plans; identify and implement HHS' requirements assigned to HHS as detailed in Congressional language and Presidential Directives (e.g., HSPD #10). Begin to implement lessons learned from Katrina hurricane response, other operational responses, exercises and national security special events.

 

2005

Update response policy of IRCT and HHS incident management system; participate in final planning for TOPOFF III and plan in the exercise; manage IRCT deployments and HHS emergency responses.

 

Data Source: Katrina Lessons Learned reports on Mission Fulfillment and Incident Command, HHS Concept of Operations Plan for Public Health and Medical Emergencies (CONOPS), Incident Response Coordination Team (IRCT) System Description, the Secretary's Operations Center logs of response operations, TOPOFF III after action reports and other exercise evaluations.

Data Validation: Policies, plans and evaluations are reviewed and cleared by ASPR and HHS senior leadership, and interagency partners, including DHS.

Cross Reference: HHS Top 20 Goal #17 - "Enhance Emergency Response and Renew the Commissioned Corps." Also, HHS Strategic Plan Goal #2 - "Enhance the ability of the nation=s health care system to effectively response to bioterrorism and other public health challenges."

The previous FY 2007 target reflected activities proposed in the FY 2007 President=s Budget in response to the White House report, The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned, that were dependent on a requested budget increase. With level funding, the target has been revised.



i These changes represent updates to pages 348 and 349 of the FY 2008 Departmental Management Congressional Justification.

Last revised: June 22, 2007

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