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Strategic National Stockpile (SNS): A Reference for Local Planners


The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS): A Refernece for Local Planners is a brief guide for local public health agencies and their partners to assist them as they begin developing an SNS distribution and dispensing plan for their community. This guide, based on version 9 of the CDC's Receiving, Distributing, and Dispensing the Strategic National Stockpile, a Guide for Planners, covers each of the SNS functions including, Command & Control, Receipt, Store, and Stage, Inventory Control, Distribution, Dispensing, Repackaging, Communicatin, and Security. A PDF of the reference guide can be downloaded or hard copies can be ordered from the NACCHO website (link below).

Primary Toolkit:

Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Communications/Messaging, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


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5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
SNS Reference for Planners
By Martha Wagaman
This reference booklet is a concise resource detailing the coordination needed and functions to consider when planning to receive and distribute Strategic National Stockpile materiel.  Planners will benefit from the bulleted lists of key points that must be considered to plan for each separate function. 

2 Stars of 5 - Somewhat Useful
Strategic National Stockpile (SNS): A Reference fo
By Joshua Carlyle
This guide needs to be updated as it is based on version 9 of the CDC SNS Guide.

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