September 18, 2023 – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) announced the release of a Preparedness Playbook developed in collaboration with the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The Playbook provides insight and guidance for public and private supply chain partners on planning strategies and supports the national preparedness response framework. It creates a monitoring effort and sets a cadence of regular meetings between federal partners and medical product supply chain leaders.
Public and private stakeholders developed criteria for inclusion in the Playbook to help federal agencies determine when the supply chain is in one of three conditions – Steady State (Condition Green), Potential Disruptions (Condition Yellow), or Overwhelmed Supply Chain (Condition Red). Stakeholders would take such conditions into account to coordinate production and distribution decisions during a public health emergency.
The Playbook will serve as a resource for federal, state, and local public health and emergency planners as well as commercial market medical product distributors and manufacturers. Additional audiences include healthcare providers, first responders, academia, and other supply chain stakeholders to inform their preparedness planning and response activities.