ISC HELPS CHICAGO ACHIEVE A 100% TECHNICAL REVIEW SCORE FROM THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL
CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
In 2008, the City of Chicago made a strong commitment to update and expand the scope of its existing emergency planning in order to increase the level of awareness and to maintain an appropriate level of steady-state preparedness throughout Chicago. For this reason, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) requested Integrated Solutions Consulting (ISC) to develop, augment, and implement a comprehensive design for Chicago’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) planning. Despite an expedited project schedule, ISC met the challenge of providing exceptional service to one of the world’s largest health departments in order to fulfill grant performance requirements of the Center for Initiative (SNS/CRI).
CDPH utilized the Odysseus™ Enterprise System (OES), to ensure comprehensive integration of approximately 600 emergency planning doctrines in a consistent and operational format. Where gaps were identified, the ISC Team worked with 10 different subject matter experts from CDPH to address these gaps and develop portions of the SNS plan. Each contribution was integrated into a single coherent format that is able to be shared with the entire organization. The result was a SNS plan that was operationally based, but leverages the expertise of CDPH staff to become compliant with Federal and State regulations. The CDPH Comprehensive Emergency Health Preparedness Program achieved an optimal level of preparedness by providing a common framework to foster collaboration, coordination, and consensus of planning doctrine and assigned training, education, exercise, and operational responsibilities throughout the City of Chicago.