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During public health emergencies there are many individuals with access and functional needs who may have difficulty retrieving life-saving medical countermeasures (MCMs) at response sites such as public points of dispensing. Some local health departments have successfully partnered with home service provider agencies, such as Meals on Wheels, to directly deliver MCMs to homebound individuals during emergencies.

To provide standardized considerations and partner practices for public health planning with local Meals on Wheels chapters, ORAU, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed the Meals on Wheel Planning Guide. The guide includes two audience-focused products:

  • Outreach brochure for local health departments to partner with Meals on Wheels chapters
  • Planning guide for the local Meals on Wheels’ contacts to develop MCM response plans

Additional MCM-related products ORAU has developed include:

Contact us

For information about ORAU’s health communication, preparedness and response needs, contact Freddy Gray, director, Health Communication and Preparedness programs, at 865.576.0029 or