New ‘Top Docs’ highlights health care supply chain non-profit group
The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses Healthcare Ready, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on strengthening the nation’s health care supply chain before, during and after natural disasters and disease pandemics – and it features the organization’s executive director and president, Nicolette A. Louissaint, PhD.
Dr. Louissaint discusses…
– Healthcare Ready’s history and mission
– The roles that Healthcare Ready plays during disasters
– How Healthcare Ready has helped during COVID-19
– U.S. PPE inventories and the need to increase domestic supplies and production
– The value of public/private partnerships in the emergency response sector
– Healthcare Ready’s corporate donors
– Her concerns surrounding a dual flu/COVID outbreak
– How the hurricane season could complicate matters
– Her views on the development and accessibility of a COVID vaccine
– What action should be taken to help health care systems
– The results of a recent Healthcare Ready survey
– Tips to help ensure patients have enough prescription drugs during a disaster
Healthcare Ready is “uniquely positioned to facilitate coordination that improves our nation’s ability to plan for and respond to threats that disrupt patient access to health care during crises and disease outbreaks such as COVID-19.”
Since assuming her leadership role in 2017, Dr. Louissaint has focused on building strategic public/private partnerships and positioning Healthcare Ready as a “critical linkage point for the end-to-end supply chain and government partners at the federal, state, and local government level.” She was the senior advisor to the U.S. State Department’s Special Coordinator as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Louissaint serves on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security, and the Baltimore City’s Sustainability Commission. She has a degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore, and a PhD in pharmacology and molecular sciences from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It is also worth noting that Dr. Louissaint has completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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