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Technical Assistance Review Resources

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Participating and new CRI communities are assessed annually on 12 planning elements for evidence of overall readiness to manage, distribute, and dispense SNS material during a public health emergency. The following documents/tools will assist communities in meeting readiness goals.

CDC OPHPR, Division of Strategic National Stockpile Local Technical Assistance Review (TAR) Tool—Form used to assess community readiness. Counties can use this form to understand the review process and for self assessment.

Local Technical Assistance Review Tool Users Guide
—Provides a blueprint for understanding and conducting an SNS TAR at the local level. The guide will be used in conjunction with the TAR tool.

TAR Documentation Examples—Thank you to CRI Counties for sharing the following examples of documents meeting review requirements.

Section 1: Developing a Plan with SNS Elements

1.2 Local SNS planning elements are updated annually based on deficiencies revealed during federal and/or state conducted SNS Technical Assistance Review and state/local training and exercises.
Record of Changes

1.4 The roles and responsibilities of local agencies and/or other organizations concerning SNS planning elements are documented.
Matrix Responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities

Section 2: Management of SNS

2.2 Personnel have been identified at the local level to oversee the planning and management of listed functional areas and contact information is documented.
Contact List

2.4 Local jurisdiction conducts and documents call-down exercises of all personnel identified in item 2.2 at least quarterly.
Quarterly Call Down Tracking

2.5 SNS functions have been incorporated under the applicable functional area of the jurisdiction's Incident Command Structure and are documented.
POD 1 Command Structure

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