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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the publication of reports on the lessons learned during the 2014-2016 Ebola response. The Secretary of HHS asked a nonprofit research organization, CNA, to review the Department’s international and domestic responses to the Ebola Response. It convened an independent panel of subject matter experts to identify strengths and opportunities to improve the Department’s preparedness and response efforts.
The resulting document, Report of the Independent Panel on the HHS Ebola Response, is posted at http://www.phe.gov/preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/default.aspx:
Report of the Independent Panel: http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/EbolaResponseReport/Pages/default.aspx
In response to this report, the Department created an Improvement Plan focused on the main areas of concern, including global health security, incident management, public health, medical countermeasures and response funding.
The Ebola Improvement Plan:
These improvement actions, many begun during the response itself, continue in conjunction with federal, state and healthcare partners.
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