Researchers suggest that a Zika vaccine could take years to develop, test, and trial before it will be accessible to the general public. Communities cannot afford to wait that long to act. Therefore, IEM offers capabilities today to help mitigate the spread of Zika and to protect the general public.
Medical & Public Health Expertise
IEM employs a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, medical researchers, and modelers to contribute to an effective public health response to Zika. We are well-informed about Zika and other similar infectious diseases. Learn More.
Zika Preparedness Planning & Exercise
IEM has a strong foundation in preparedness planning and exercise at all levels of government, and specifically for infectious disease outbreaks such as Zika. We use science-based approaches and methods for our planning and preparedness projects and develop exercise scenarios with a realistic and scientific foundation. Learn more.
Modeling & Simulation / GIS Capabilities
IEM’s modeling and simulation tools offer quick, cost-effective, and objective techniques for assessing whether current systems or policies can meet the goal of containing the Zika outbreak. Our findings provide recommendations on areas of improvement and help to answer “what if” questions. Learn more.
Public Outreach Support for Zika
IEM uses public outreach and information sharing to help keep communities educated about the fight against Zika. We provide public affairs services that will build positive relationships between government and the people, enabling everyone to work together to eradicate this disease. Learn more.
Zika Grants Management
As Zika funding becomes available, IEM can assist all levels of government (federal, state, local) with the entire lifecycle process of managing grant resources, provide accountability for performance outputs, and maximize the benefits of program funds. Learn more.