National Health Security Strategy (December 2009)
|The National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) is intended to help galvanize efforts to minimize the health consequences associated with significant health incidents. It provides the framework for how the nation will seek to achieve national health security over the next four years. It was developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, including representatives from local, state, territorial, tribal, and Federal government; community-based organizations; private-sector firms; and academia.
The vision for health security described in the NHSS is built on a foundation of community resilience - healthy individuals, families, and communities with access to health care and with the knowledge and resources to know what to do to care for themselves and others in both routine and emergency situations.
The NHSS reflects current approaches and priorities for improving the nation's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a major health incident. The NHSS also acknowledges that achieving national health security is a long-term proposition, one that requires a process of continuous learning and improvement, strict accountability, a willingness to engage domestic and global partners, and an on-going commitment to measuring, evaluating, and improving our collective ability to recognize, confront, and resolve existing and emerging threats to the nation's health. Learn more >>