A New Health Response Framework

From Govtech: Report Recommends National Framework for Public Health Response. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a ‘Science Framework’ to develop mechanisms for collecting evidence and for funding on a continuous basis for consistent, evidence-based responses.

With all the various “strategies” unfolding across the country to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, it would be helpful to collect data on what’s really working and what’s not, but that isn’t in anyone’s playbook.

It should be, and that’s one of the recommendations from a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. One of the key recommendations of the report was the development of a National Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) Science Framework to be led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2 thoughts on “A New Health Response Framework

  1. The concept is bang on – we need to know what worked and what didn’t so that we can develop a better plan for future pandemics. However, given that some of the major systemic failures related to Covid are owned by the CDC, I don’t think this is as good an implementation of the concept as it could be. How about a “Health Crisis Review Board” (similar to TSB) – an independent agency focused on improving the nation’s response to health crises? Covid would be one of the things it would investigate, but its charter might also enable it to investigate the health response to the Flint, MI, water crisis.

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