NETEC offers on-site readiness assessments to assist facilities in validating preparedness plans, as well as on-site individualized exercise training programs.
Prioritization for Readiness Assessments
NETEC is now accepting requests for site visits. Visit requests must be coordinated with state or jurisdictional public health departments and be will be prioritized according to the following:
Regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers; these facilities will have one NETEC site visit each year for the next five years.
State visits, (limited to one per State), that can include the following:
Ebola Treatment Centers (ETCs) that have not been assessed through the CDC Rapid Ebola Preparedness (REP) program AND have received Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funding to serve as an ETC.
ETCs that received a REP visit but would like additional assistance.
Hospitals serving as Assessment or Frontline Hospitals in need of additional assistance in follow-up to CDC Ebola Readiness Assessment (ERA) visits or which did not receive a CDC ERA program visit. The necessity for the additional hospital visits will be determined by NETEC in coordination with CDC, the state public health and regional ASPR field project officers. These should be reserved for those hospitals that had major deficiencies observed during their ERA visit.
Request a State Readiness Assessment
Requests for a hospital visit by NETEC should be coordinated with state or jurisdictional public health authorities and can be made through our Request a Site Visit form. ASPR and CDC will coordinate these requests with the NETEC.
Readiness Assessment visits will be conducted by 2-3 NETEC faculty over a 2 day period. NETEC will work with state public health officials to determine the best structure for the 2 day visit. NETEC has been funded to provide 1 visit to each of the 50 States. Regional Ebola centers will receive annual visits from the NETEC for 5 years. Hospitals and state public health representatives may identify key areas of expertise needed from NETEC faculty conducting readiness assessment visits and technical assistance may be prioritized by hospitals and state public health.