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Essential Service #2 - Monitor Health Status to Identify Community Health Problems


Key = Optimal Activity = Significant Activity = Moderate Activity = Minimal Activity = No Activity

ES #1 ES #2 ES #3 ES #4 ES #5 ES #6 ES #7 ES #8 ES #9 ES #10

Indicator 2.1 Appropriate State of the Art Testing 100%
- The SPH Laboratory System assures provision of services at the highest level of quality to assist in the diagnosis and investigation of all health problems and hazards
Indicator 2.2 Collaboration and Networks 100%
- SPH Laboratory System members are actively involved in networks that collaborate in the epidemiological investigation of and response to natural and man-made disasters
Indicator 2.3 Continuity of Operations Plan and Surge Capacity 67%
- SPH Laboratory System has the ability to respond rapidly to medical and public health emergencies

    Next Steps for Action, Essential Service #2:
  1. The state system needs to define roles and manage expectations around testing (immediate need)
  2. Involve more partners in planning and exercising emergency and surge plans (high priority)
  3. MDH should foster more partnerships with the public safety community (low priority)
  4. MDH should improve education to stakeholders in the laboratory system (low priority)
  5. The state system should define additional redundancies/layers for surge logistics and operations (immediate)
  6. The system should work to improve emergency response communications throughout the state (low)


Updated Tuesday, 22-Nov-2011 08:27:09 CST