opening-doorsThe CDC developed an Ebola self-assessment tool for states last week called Top 10 Ebola Response Planning Tips: Ebola Readiness Self-Assessment for State and Local Public Health Officials.  The self-assessment (which is posted on the CDC’s Ebola Website) provides a tool for states to evaluate their overall Ebola readiness.  Our team has been going  through the checklist to identify additional interventions and to develop and implement an action plan to address any preparedness and response gaps in Arizona.

A couple of the key gaps were closed last week by our Lab with the proficiency testing and the development of our Ebola-specific laboratory website.  We implemented some healthcare system interventions last week (leveraging our public health licensing authority), and we’ll be conducting additional interventions this week.