Throughout the month of April, Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) is proud to support National Public Health Week, an initiative sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Booz Allen works with health clients across the Federal and commercial sectors to promote innovation in public health by improving IT infrastructure, developing custom business solutions, and to raise awareness and increase response times to public health crises. These efforts support health services related to pandemic threat preparedness, mental health services for our nation’s armed forces and veterans, and increasing efficiencies in vaccine management.
“Booz Allen is committed to helping our clients enhance the lives of Americans through innovation and advancement of the public health system,” said Susan Penfield, Booz Allen Executive Vice President and lead for Booz Allen’s health business. “By focusing our capabilities on healthcare initiatives we can support our clients’ missions to optimize efficiencies in public health systems and safeguard products.”
“Public health continues to be a top priority for Booz Allen,” said Grant McLaughlin, Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President. “National Public Health Week is a tremendous opportunity to educate the public on the benefits of prevention and preparedness, and discuss the critical factors for next generation public health.”
Booz Allen works with clients to help them achieve their missions of delivering vital services to citizens, whether it’s to respond to urgent outbreaks or pandemics or help heal debilitating wounds, both visible and invisible.
The following case studies illustrate some of the work being done to improve the public health system:
Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: “Saving lives through revolutionizing public health response”: During the H1N1 Influenza outbreak in 2009 that impacted over 61 million Americans, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) was able to quickly respond to the public health threat using a new state-of-the-art IT infrastructure designed in partnership with Booz Allen. This new system, which replaced an antiquated paper-based one, allowed for the rapid review and approval of new vaccines to help end this public health crisis.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Re-engineering the U.S. public sector vaccine supply chain”: Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Vaccines for Children (VFC) turned to Booz Allen to help transform their free basic immunizations program to the public’s underprivileged youth, which had exploded in size, cost, and complexity. The Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project (VMBIP) was a 10+ year effort that improved vaccine order tracking, inventory visibility, fiscal and dosage accountability, and safety response. These changes fundamentally changed the way the CDC delivers vaccines to pediatricians, clinicians, healthcare provider sites—and children—nationwide.
Centers for Disease Control: “Using Analytical Business Tools to Improve Medical Laboratory Efficiency”: As H5N1, otherwise known as “bird flu,” spread rapidly through parts of Asia, Europe and Africa in 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) turned to Booz Allen to analyze and improve upon laboratory functions during a rapid response to sudden outbreaks. While the CDC had anticipated the potential for outbreaks like that of H5N1 and influenza, research was needed on best practices and what variables could slow down or otherwise hamper a rapid response.
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