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Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Plan Example


This Strategic National Stockpile Plan from the Southeastern District Health Department is a 2014 update to an exemplary practice from the agency's 2004 Project Public Health Ready application.  This plan was also identified as a top tier tool for CDC public health preparedness capability 8: Medical Countermeasure Dispensing through NACCHO's Resource Portfolio Project on the CDC Preparedness Capabilities.

There are excellent examples of Job Action Sheets located in Appendix 7 on pages 31-42. The sheets include information on desired knowledge, skills, and abilities for each position. Additionally, tasks are divided by immediate actions upon arrival, daily operations, and recovery actions. 

The plan is appropriate for use in any size health department.

This plan includes information on:

  • Requesting SNS,
  • Security support,
  • Receipt, Storage, and Staging (RSS),
  • Distribution center layout and staff,
  • Inventory control,
  • Repackaging,
  • SNS Dispensing,
  • Media Communication,
  • Special needs populations, and
  • Recovery

Primary Toolkit:

PPHR Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Incident Command System, Project Public Health Ready, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


Institutional Author:

Southeastern District Health Department, ID





Five most recent user comments

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
Toolbox Review - SE District HD. ID - The SNS Plan
By Bruce Ugbode

Well articulated and sequentially arranged. 

3 Stars of 5 - Useful
SNS Southeastern District Health Department ID
By Dean BeLer

This is useful for a small populated state. Some material is dated. While it is marked draft it still has useful information for a State that does not currently have and SNS plan. Also useful for someone looking to review their own plan and seeking alternative issues and strategies.

4.5 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
By Barbara Worgess

A comprehensive detailed plan.  I particularly liked the Job Action Sheets which identified both what needs to be done immediately as well as the routine tasks.


4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
SNS Review
By Amanda Bogard
Very detailed SNS tool.

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Strategic National Stockpile Plan- Southeastern Di
By Paula Anderson
Comprehensive, although maybe a little top heavy. Still, it could be modified for local use, and all LHDs have different levels of SNS preparation and response. It would be useful to some if not all LHDs.

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