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Evaluation and Performance Measures: 
2.0 Readiness and Preparedness Measures

Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Center FY21 Administrative Supplemental Funding Performance Measures

Operational Intent: These performance measures examine the activities that have been implemented to achieve the following outcome:

  • Continue to address preparedness and readiness gaps for RESPTCs and other health care facilities
Required Program Performance Measure
Data Point(s)

Data Entity


PM 4: Percent of RESPTCs implementing activities to address readiness and preparedness gaps in RESPTCs and other health care facilities (disaggregated by activity)
Which of the following readiness and preparedness activities did your RESPTC implement using RESPTC FY21 Administrative Supplement funds? (Select all that apply)
  • Increase the capacity for all regional treatment centers to conduct clinical trials for medical countermeasures and research the spread and transmission of special pathogens
  • Improve the transport of laboratory specimens to testing laboratories
  • Develop training opportunities for staff members outside of the immediate special pathogens team to improve infection control measures, including PPE donning and doffing techniques
  • Further develop plans for the segregation, storage, and processing of biohazardous waste
  • Improve recruitment and retention of special pathogen trained staff with specialties that may be needed in special pathogen response, including pediatrics, geriatrics, pulmonologists, and intensivists
  • Develop specific plans for at-risk populations[2], with the understanding that each pathogen will differentially impact various groups
  • Expand travel history and symptom screening processes to points of entry other than/in addition to emergency department triage and registration areas
  • Other activities to address special pathogen readiness and preparedness gaps (free response)

Number of RESPTCs implementing activities to address readiness and preparedness gaps / Total number of RESPTCs

PM 5: Percent of RESPTCs implementing specific plans for at-risk populations (disaggregated by population group)

Did your RESPTC implement your specific plans for at-risk populations[3] disabilities, using RESPTC FY21 Administrative Supplement funds?
  • Yes
  • No
If responding ‘Yes’ to the above question, please indicate the at-risk populations for which your RESPTC implemented specific plans. (Select all that apply)
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Older adults
  • Individuals with chronic conditions
  • Undocumented individuals
  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Other (free response – 500-character response length)
Number of RESPTCs responding ‘Yes’ to this measure / Number of RESPTCs selecting ‘Develop specific plans

2. The 2013 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act defines at-risk individuals as children, older adults, pregnant women, and individuals who may need additional response assistance. Examples of these individuals may include but are notlimited to individuals with disabilities, individuals who live in institutional settings, individuals from diverse cultures, individuals who have limited English proficiency or are non-English speaking, individuals who are transportation disadvantaged, individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals who have chronic medical disorders, and individuals who have pharmacological dependency.

3. See above citation.

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