The Peer Assessment Toolkit Manual begins with a brief introduction to the peer assessment process and a glossary of terms used. Next detailed information is provided for both requestors and assessment teams about the peer assessment process and root cause analysis, illustrated with an example based on the 2012 West Nile Virus Outbreak in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. In addition, two separate and parallel sections provide detailed Job Action Sheets for both requestors and assessment teams. The final section summarizes the research background supporting the peer assessment process. To download the manual of the toolkit: Peer Assessment of Public Health Emergency Response Toolkit
Publication, Presentations, and reports:
Bernard D, Savoia E, Stoto M. Using Root Cause Analysis in a Peer Assessment Format to Learn from Experiences with Public Health Emergencies. National Association of City and County Health Officials Public Health Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, April 2015. (Presentation Slides)
Gupta R, Savoia E, Stoto M. West Virginia Water Crisis: A Look Back. Moving Forward to Building an Evidence Based Water Security Program for Public Health. National Association of City and County Health Officials Public Health Preparedness Summit, Atlanta, April 2015. (Presentation Slides)
Stoto, M.A., Nelson, C.D., Klaiman, T. Getting from What to Why: Using Qualitative Methods in Public Health Systems Research. AcademyHealth Issue Brief, November, 2013.
Piltch-Loeb RN, Nelson CD, Kraemer JD, Savoia E, Stoto MA. A peer assessment approach for learning from public health emergencies. Public Health Rep. 2014;129 Suppl 4:28-34. PMID: 25355972
Piltch-Loeb R, Kraemer JD, Nelson C, Stoto MA. A public health emergency preparedness critical incident registry. Biosecur Bioterror. 2014 May-Jun;12(3):132-43. doi: 10.1089/bsp.2014.0007. PMID: 24896306
Piltch-Loeb, R. N., Nelson C., Kraemer, J.D., Savoia E., Stoto M.A. Peer Assessment of Public Health Emergency Response Toolkit. October, 2013.
Stoto, M.A. Learning from singular events in public health emergency preparedness: The role of peer assessment and a Critical Incidents Registry, CDC, Atlanta, September 2013.