Intellectual Concepts aims to strengthen domestic and international health departments capacity and capability to implement evidence-based preparedness programs, policies, and services to meet international standards in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all-hazards threats.
In collaboration with federal partners, local health departments, and partner organizations, staff at Intellectual Concepts develop and implement preparedness programs, provide technical and capacity building assistance, develop tools and resources, facilitate information exchange and peer-learning, and perform assessments and evaluations of preparedness practice. Additionally, IC’s FSOs and workgroup members provide health department input on federal preparedness guidance and policies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Responses Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) capabilities. IC’s FSOs also develop, maintain, and implement infrastructure and processes to support local health departments prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and infectious diseases (e.g., Ebola, Zika.).
IC’s FSOs implement and maintain certification-standard AFP surveillance systems with outbreak response capabilities globally. During outbreak response, IC selects and trains health workers, and supervises outbreak response preparations in an outbreak area. IC also coordinates resources in infected areas using both bOPV and IPV to reduce chances of future outbreak.