A lesson learned from Hurricane Sandy identified a requirement for a department-wide resource and capability compendium available for activation, use and deployment during a response and recovery incident. The customer base for this information is diverse and includes partners from across the federal, private, public, non-governmental, state, local, tribal, and territorial communities.
This project meets this need by developing a comprehensive web-based catalogue and central repository of HHS resources and capabilities available to our partners and customers before, during, and after public health and medical incidents. The initial design and use is primarily targeted for use by the State, local, territorial and tribal public health officials, but information will be valuable and available to all public health and medical emergency management officials. Its design will capture all HHS resources, capabilities and processes that are utilized by a local/state community during response and recovery with future versions expanded to include HHS preparedness, mitigation, and planning resources.