Over the past 12 months, the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have been providing personal protective equipment (PPE) at no cost through our Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) program to healthcare providers in order to protect staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. PPE supply chains have been disrupted due to many factors, but have begun to normalize. In order to determine future operations and sustainment of the Missouri DHSS PPE Request System and PPE Reserve, we are conducting a survey to assess the current state of the healthcare personal protective equipment (PPE) supply chain from the perspective of our healthcare providers.
This survey is being directed to those agencies and organizations that have been working with individual providers and individual providers. We are particularly interested in responses from smaller rural and independent facilities, clinics, and healthcare providers who have had the most difficulty obtaining PPE resources. We ask that the survey be completed by March 24, 2021.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9YCHYVP.