Enhance the Ability of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to transport patients with highly infectious diseases (HID)

EP-IDS-16-003
Enhance the Ability of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to transport patients with highly infectious diseases (HID)
Department of Health and Human Services
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

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General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: EP-IDS-16-003
Funding Opportunity Title: Enhance the Ability of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to transport patients with highly infectious diseases (HID)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 93.078 — Strengthening Emergency Care Delivery in the United States Healthcare System through Health Information and Promotion
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: May 11, 2016
Last Updated Date: May 11, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jul 13, 2016  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 13, 2016  
Archive Date: Aug 12, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $350,000
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Award Floor: $250,000

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name: Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Description: The purpose of this FOA is to enhance the ability of local healthcare facilities and State entities to be able to safely transfer patients with confirmed or suspected high consequence infectious diseases between facilities. HHS will award funding through this FOA as a sole cooperative agreement award to provide technical expertise and support for the development of inter-state and intra-state plans to enhance the ability of local healthcare facilities and State entities to be able to safely transfer patients with confirmed or suspected high consequence infectious diseases between facilities. DHSP envisions this award as a collaborative process. DHSP will award a maximum of one award through this FOA. Project Outcomes • Using an evidence based process (where possible) and interdisciplinary subject matter expertise (where necessary), prepare a “State EMS High Consequence Infectious Disease Transport Plan Template”, • Develop exercises that can be used to evaluate a High Consequence Infectious Disease Transport, and • Provide an assessment of each state’s capacity and capabilities for the ground transportation of patients with high consequence infectious diseases. Implementation The Applicant must address all activities and strategies listed below in their application. Activity A: Prepare a “State EMS High Consequence Infectious Disease Transport Plan Template”. • Develop template for inter-facility and interstate transport plans for Ebola patients that consider ground transport times between facilities and from designated airports to the Regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment center. o Coordinate with public health and emergency management leaders and elected officials, such as state governors, to ensure permissible movement of patients between states. There should be a clear, written understanding of how patients from all parts of the region will be transported to the Regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment center and what will happen if the center is at capacity o Coordinate with EMS agencies; state EMS officials; state/jurisdiction assessment and treatment hospitals; and regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers to determine the indications for ground transport of Ebola patients. o Review laws and regulations within each state and jurisdiction in the region to identify and address barriers to patient transport. o Review evidence based processes for best practices Activity B: • Develop exercises that can be used to evaluate a High Consequence Infectious Disease Transport. o Exercise scenarios must be challenging and realistic. Scenarios should be designed to identify single points of failure that could mitigation could lead to improvements. o A progression of exercises complexity from tabletop to full scale exercise should be a central feature of the exercise designs o Exercise objectives and evaluation criteria must be identified. Activity C: Provide an assessment of each state’s capacity and capabilities for the ground transportation of patients with high consequence infectious diseases. Assessment should take into consideration availability of resources (personnel, equipment, vehicles, etc.) , state of applicable response plans, and results from exercises as a minimum. Evaluation and Performance Measurement
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Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Virginia Simmons Chief Grants Management Officer Phone 202-260-0400
ASPR Grants Office

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