Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture

Facilitated Discussion Materials

Following the 2014-2015 High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in the Midwest, several responding states identified some lessons learned and best practices that needed to be revisited. These presentations serve as resources and a starting-point to prompt and facilitate multi-agency discussions to improve response capabilities. Animal health agencies and responding partners are encouraged to customize these resources to best serve an audience and achieve the goals to improve coordination between federal-state-local government and private industry within their own jurisdictions.


ppt   Incident Command Structure Update: Evaluate the organizational structure and position requirements to fully utilize response capability and capacity.
ppt   Communicating with Local Jurisdictions: Determine when, what, and how to communicate with local response partners to improve collaboration.
ppt   Communicating with State Agencies: Identify the essential information to present during state agency briefings to enhance the efficiency of communication.
ppt   State Contracting in a Foreign Animal Disease Response: Explore challenges and solutions in each state to implement emergency contracting procedures to respond to an animal disease event.


Funded through the Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection by allocating U.S. Department of Homeland Security State Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds. Developed by SES, Inc. and CFSPH.