Helping Prepare for and Respond to Medical Disaster
Public Health Strategy Development
When this federal agency approached Aveshka, it was facing a combination of high-stakes challenges. It was tasked with developing a national strategy, policies, and exercises related to preparing for and responding to pandemic events. However, its public health response policies, processes, and procedures were untested; in addition, due to ineffective inter-organizational collaboration and cooperation, the effectiveness of any response was unclear.
Working with the client, the Aveshka team began by helping identify key areas for investment and improvement. We facilitated collaboration among a diverse set of government agencies, authored a national pandemic strategy, and tested policies and organizational procedures during multi-day exercises.
By enhancing clarity around planning and response gaps, we enabled our client to significantly change its approach to surveillance, international engagement, medical countermeasures, and disease containment.