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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

PHEMCE Partnerships

​The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) is led by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and includes three primary HHS internal agency partners:

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​the Centers for Disease
and Prevention
the Food and Drug

​the National Institutes
of Health


and several interagency partners:

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​the Department of

the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs

​the Department of
Homeland Security

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​U.S. Department of


In addition to these Federal agencies, the PHEMCE works closely with a variety of non-Federal partners including State, local, tribal and territorial governments, public health systems, academia, private industry, and ultimately the American people.

The PHEMCE advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) regarding medical countermeasure development and works together to meet the goals and objectives defined in the PHEMCE Strategy.

  • This page last reviewed: May 13, 2021