Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Health security is a collective responsibility among Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments and public and private partners, non-governmental organizations, academia, professional associations, communities, volunteers, families, and individuals. Together, we can strengthen U.S. public health and health care systems to confront serious risks, such as the use of CBRN weapons: cyber warfare; emerging infectious diseases with pandemic potential; and severe natural disasters and human-caused incidents..
The 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) provides a vision to strengthen our nation’s ability to prevent, detect, assess, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. It describes strategies to improve readiness and adapt operational capabilities to address new and evolving threats. By coordinating a whole-of-government approach that engages external partners and supports public health authorities and health care stakeholders, we can better safeguard the health and well-being of people across the country.
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