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The below PHEMCE goals are designed to reinforce the functions, utilizing information to solve for critical needs, addressing gaps, and ensuring the right portfolio of MCMs.

Goal 1:
Identify Needs to protect americans

Utilize this information to solve for these critical needs.

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Goal 2:
Develop strategies to address gaps

Comtemplate MCM logistics, deployment, distribution, dispensing, & utilization factors and develop strategies to address these gaps.

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Goal 3:
Make recommendations to the secretary

Ensure the USG has the right MCMs available, at the right time, and for the right population.

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Goal 1: Identify needs to protect Americans against current and emerging threats

The PHEMCE will utilize threat information to address critical needs by developing threat assessments that are shared among PHEMCE members and partners.

  • Objective 1.1: Conduct regular threat horizon scans to better prepare for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear threats (CBRN) and emerging infectious disease (EID) threats, as well as novel and emerging public health threats, and integrate the full range of solutions (including non-pharmaceutical interventions) into MCM preparedness and response plans.
  • Objective 1.2: Integrate threat characterization and risk analysis information into MCM portfolio considerations including an assessment of tradeoffs and future development pathways.
  • Objective 1.3: Develop portfolio optimization strategies that include an evaluation of development challenges and opportunities as well as end user needs.
  • Objective 1.4: Implement all the above into a capabilities-based requirements process and utilization framework.

Goal 2: Develop strategies and coordinate with PHEMCE members and partners to address identified gaps and assess opportunities for continuous improvement

The PHEMCE will contemplate MCM logistics, deployment, distribution, dispensing, and utilization factors and develop strategies to address identified gaps.

  • Objective 2.1: Engage with established advisory committees, senior leader councils, SLTT authorities, and non-governmental organizations (domestic and international) to identify the challenges within the MCM enterprise.
  • Objective 2.2: Establish a plan for rapid identification of MCM gaps that prioritizes and coordinates expediting advanced R&D to close those gaps during emerging pandemics, and rapidly assess safety and efficacy of novel MCMs.
  • Objective 2.3: Outline short-, medium-, and long-term R&D priorities for the end-to-end MCM development cycle and adjust based on strategic environment and threat assessment.
  • Objective 2.4: Establish feedback mechanisms with PHEMCE partners to ensure two-way communication on addressing gaps and shortfalls.

Goal 3: Provide recommendations to the HHS Secretary and communicate MCM needs to all stakeholders based on the best available evidence combined with situational awareness and field deployment realities

The PHEMCE will ensure the USG has the right MCMs available, at the right time, and for the right population.

  • Objective 3.1: Outline recommendations and progress made in a comprehensive portfolio that meets declared MCM priorities, including MCMs that address at-risk population and pediatric needs, to project SNS stockpiling and replenishment.
  • Objective 3.2: Evaluate progress of all development activities: R&D, procurement, stockpiling, deployment, distribution, and utilization; using an evaluation system based on performance management best practices--including progress made in meeting timelines, allocations, benchmarks, and milestones.
  • Objective 3.3: Communicate MCM prioritization needs with stakeholders including the public, the private sector, legislators, and the HHS Secretary.
  • Objective 3.4: Regularly assess and communicate priorities in a transparent and deliberative fashion.

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