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Biosecur Bioterror. 2011 Dec;9(4):379-85. doi: 10.1089/bsp.2011.0016. Epub 2011 Nov 7.

The Civil Air Patrol's role in medical countermeasure distribution in Michigan.

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Office of Public Health Preparedness, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Michigan 48913, USA.

Abstract

Michigan's unique geological features and highly variable climatic conditions make distribution of medical countermeasures during a public health emergency situation very challenging. To enhance distribution during these situations, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has agreed to support the state of Michigan by transporting life-saving medical countermeasures to remote areas of the state. The Michigan Strategic National Stockpile (MISNS) program has successfully developed, exercised, and enhanced its partnership with the CAP to include distribution of federally provided Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) assets. The CAP has proven to be a reliable and valuable partner, as well as a cost-effective and time-efficient means of transporting vital resources during a public health emergency.

PMID:
22060035
PMCID:
PMC3223014
DOI:
10.1089/bsp.2011.0016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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