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Complete Health Indicator Report of Public Health Preparedness

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Why Is This Important?

Our state's public health depends on the ability of our Department and partners to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from public health threats, whether natural or man-made.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the time necessary to activate designated personnel in response to a public health emergency

U.S. Target: 60 minutes
State Target: 60 minutes (revised target)

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objectives:''' *'''PHP-1''': Reduce the time necessary to issue official information to the public about a public health emergency to 5 hours. *'''PHP-2 (Revised)''': Reduce the time necessary to activate designated personnel in response to a public health emergency to 60 minutes. ''Original target: 100 minutes'' *'''PHP-3 (Revised)''': Reduce the time for State public health agencies to implement corrective action items contained within after action reports and improvement plans following responses to public health emergencies and exercises to 90 days. [[br]] '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective PHP-3''': Reduce the time for State public health agencies to establish after action reports and improvement plans following responses to public health emergencies and exercises to 120 days.

How Are We Doing?

The turnaround time necessary to issue official information to the public about a public health emergency is mostly limited by personal interactions of the creators of the official information. Once that is completed, the actual dissemination via IT systems is virtually instantaneous. The time necessary to activate designated personnel met the Healthy New Jersey 2020 objective in 2012 due to technical improvements in the NJLINCS Communicator software. An additional time decrease the following year was due to reorganizing team rosters and call-down procedures. The time increased in 2017 due to a structural change in how the emergency drill is conducted, administered, and evaluated. Hurricane Irene, in 2011, and Superstorm Sandy, in 2012, required much longer than average time to create after action reports. If those events are excluded from analysis, the annual averages for those two years would be closer to the 2013 figure, which is below the 2020 target. Since the target for the original Objective PHP-3 was met and maintained, a new objective was created to replace it that focuses on implemention of plans, rather than just the establishment of plans.

Available Services

[http://www.nj.gov/health/er/njphtv.shtml NJ Public Health TV] [http://www.nj.gov/health/er/emergecy-preparedness/hurricane-readiness/ Hurricane Readiness]

Health Program Information

NJDOH Office of Emergency Preparedness: [http://nj.gov/health/er/]

Data Tables


Time Necessary to Issue Official Information to the Public about a Public Health Emergency, New Jersey, 2009-2014 and 2020 Target

YearHours
Record Count: 12
20096
20105.5
20115.5
20125.5
20135.25
20145.25
2015**
2016**
2017**
2018**
2019**
2020 Target5

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHP-1.

Data Source

New Jersey Local Information Network and Communications System (NJLINCS) Health Alert Network, New Jersey Department of Health


Time Necessary to Activate Designated Personnel in Response to a Public Health Emergency, New Jersey, 2011-2017

YearMinutes
Record Count: 7
2011120
2012100
201360
201460
201522
201612
201759

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHP-2.[[br]] The increase in 2017 is due to a structural change in how the test is conducted, administered, and evaluated.

Data Source

New Jersey Local Information Network and Communications System (NJLINCS) Health Alert Network, New Jersey Department of Health


Time Necessary to Implement Corrective Action Items Contained in After Action Reports and Improvement Plans Following Responses to Public Health Emergencies and Exercises, New Jersey, 2016-2017 and 2020 Target

YearDays
Record Count: 5
2016176
2017169
2018**
2019**
2020 Target90

Data Notes

This is the revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHP-3.

Data Source

Situational Awareness Network Software, Office of Emergency Preparedness, New Jersey Department of Health


Time Necessary to Establish After Action Reports and Improvement Plans Following Responses to Public Health Emergencies and Exercises, New Jersey, 2010-2014

YearDays
Record Count: 5
2010160
2011158
2012202
2013107
201471

Data Notes

This was the Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHP-3. The target was met in 2013 and the objective has been replaced.

Data Source

Situational Awareness Network Software, Office of Emergency Preparedness, New Jersey Department of Health

Page Content Updated On 08/15/2018, Published on 12/28/2018
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