Project Abstract Summary
Submitted By: Department of Public Health & Social Services
Date: April 26, 2019
Guam’s Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS) will continue to train staff in health and safety. This will include training in Blood Borne Pathogens, Bio-Hazard Waste Handling and Disposal, and appropriate personal protective equipment, to include donning and doffing.
The Guam International Airport Authority's Communicable Disease and Response Plan should be finalized by the end of BP1 and a plan for the Seaport/Maritime Operations will soon be developed.
We will continue to work in expanding our Guam Emergency Management Healthcare Coalition (GEMHCC) Membership by continuing to reach out to the medical community.
Because the Jurisdictional Risk Assessment was not completed in BP1S, we will focus our efforts in ensuring this is completed before the end of BP1.
The major investments Guam PHEP will be proposing for this grant period are:
• To hire a Program Coordinator IV that will have the responsibility to manage the overall PHEP program. This position would also manage the administrative portion of the grant to include grant application, financial reports, and is responsible for planning, development, implementation, coordination and monitoring of the PHEP Grant requirements and compliance with grant conditions.
• Develop MOU/MOA with GEMHCC partners/stakeholders for CLOSED PODs (Domain 1: Community Resilience)
• Conduct a DPHSS Command Staff Table Top Exercise (Domain 2: Incident Management)
• Participate in the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center Table Top Exercise for all Emergency Support Function (ESF), Response Activity Coordinators (RAC) and the Joint Information Center. Scenario: Typhoon (Domain 3: Information Management)
• Conduct Receipt, Stage and Store (RSS) Site Surveys for both primary and alternate facilities. (Domain 4: Countermeasures & Mitigation)
• Will participate in a three day full scale exercise with the Guam Army National Guard for the Bi-Annual Vigilant Guard Full Scale Exercise (FSE). DPHSS proposed play will be Triage Support at requested area(s), Health Assessment Support at the shelters, coordination with opening the Public Health Community Health Centers (if there is a need).(Domain 5: Surge Management)
• Purchase an All-In-One Photo Copier/Scanner/Network Printer/Fax Machine for PHEP staff to print, scan, fax, and copy necessary information for emergency preparedness response and in grant management. This equipment will be used not only for daily work activities, but for training, exercises, meetings and conferences as well. This item has been approved on past budget submissions; however, the procurement action was delayed.
• Purchase of a 44" Post Script Printer Series (Large Format Printer) that will give us the in-house capacity to print signs, banners, maps, and notices that will be used for real-world emergencies, planning, outreach, training, exercises and drills. This will reduce funds previously spent in printing. With this equipment, we will be able to print large maps of Guam to pinpoint the at-risk population and special needs facilities (senior home/centers, clinics, pharmacies, child care centers, dialysis centers, etc.).
• Purchase a large capacity paper shredder to effectively destroy unneeded files that are out of date. This will open much needed office space to enable us to better organize our current PHEP files.
Price quotations and bid proposals are being gathered and will be prepared for the July 1, 2019 release of the FOA.
We have every intention of completing the grant requirement way ahead of the deadline of June 30, 2020.