The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) is an interagency enterprise established to optimize the Nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies with respect to the creation, stockpiling, and use of medical countermeasures (MCMs). GAP Solutions supports all phases of strategic planning, policy analysis, and policy development to support the PHEMCE mission. Our subject matter experts lead the development of technical analyses to inform policy and programmatic assessment; facilitate communication between inter and intra-agency principals; and develop of tools for tracking ongoing projects.
In support of the PHEMCE mission, GAP Solutions contributed to a 2014 study recommending medical counter measure (MCM) stockpiles in response to hemorrhagic fever threats such as Ebolaviruses and Marburgviruses. The study supports the policy justification for acquisition of specific types of MCMs for the National Stockpile to support domestic preparedness for mitigating potential terrorist release of Ebolaviruses and Marburgviruses. Additionally, this work could support public health preparedness for domestic situations of imported cases of Ebola or Marburg infection and/or possible support of international efforts to assist in outbreaks occurring within endemic areas.
In addition, GAP Solutions analysts developed a tracking tool to inform partner agencies of progress made to the 2012 PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan (SIP) in preparation for development of the 2014 SIP. The tracking tool has allowed senior leaders to identify where progress has been made across 255 activities within the Plan. The structure of the tracking tool has been adapted as a model for other systems within the agency.