TAG Announces New Public Health Service for Businesses Managing Crises
The Acheson Group
The Acheson Group

TAG Announces New Public Health Service for Businesses Managing Crises

The Acheson Group's (TAG) new program aims to assist businesses in preparing for — and managing — public health crises.

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April 8, 2021

BIGFORK, Mont. — In line with the 2021 theme of National Public Health Week (April 5-9), Building Bridges to Better Health, The Acheson Group (TAG) announced its new Public Health Service — through which TAG aims to assist businesses in building their own bridges to the better health of their employees.
 
Protecting the health and welfare of employees is crucial to the successful operation and continuity of any business, said TAG. But, as the world learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, an infectious disease incident can become a global public health crisis in a heartbeat; and that crisis can decimate businesses that are not prepared for or able to manage it. 
 
Whether seeking to convert the business’ COVID-focused programs into today’s new reality, update pandemic plans, assess or develop public health crisis policies and programs or manage a crisis, TAG hopes to help. TAG said its public health experts have the experience and expertise to help companies and institutions successfully integrate science-driven public health approaches into their business strategy. TAG's goal is to provide:

 

  • Crisis preparedness and management, such as pandemic preparedness plan development, review and assessment, and a virtual or onsite preparedness assessment
  • Infectious disease event support, including 24/7 support for actual or alleged issues; assessment, guidance and consultation; regulatory/public health agency liaison; media spokesperson; outbreak investigation assistance; epidemiologic investigations; outbreak dynamics/data analysis; root cause analysis; employee testing plan design; and avoiding/managing liability
  • Foodborne illness investigation support, including investigation management, regulatory interpretations and agency liaison, root cause analysis and health hazard analysis
  • Communication and training, such as employee and/or management training, infographics and custom programs
  • Expert witness testimony or opinion for arbitrations and other legal allegations
  • TAG network referrals for onsite public health and wellness service.

TAG said it also can conduct a Virtual Townhall for companies' employees or leadership teams, providing an educational overview of the state of a current public health event (such as today’s COVID-19 variant and vaccine situation). Additionally, TAG is working on the development of a tracking system for common infectious diseases of concern, which it will be announcing in the near future.