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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection

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Within the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) coordinates the activities of HHS as the Sector Risk Management Agency for the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector of Critical Infrastructure. The Division promotes resilience of the nation’s health infrastructure by leading a dynamic, public-private partnership, drawing from all aspects of the HPH Sector, to prepare for future threats, manage risks, and coordinate effective response. CIP aligns its HPH infrastructure activities through partnerships, focusing on key organizations, executives, emergency managers, and subject matter experts.

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CIP By the Numbers

CIP owners and operators
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owners and operators

private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators and public sector interagency and cross-jurisdictional partners collaborate to protect critical infrastructure through the HPH Sector Coordinating Councils.
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across the Healthcare and
Public Health Sector receive weekly 
communications with additional 
bulletins during emergency response.

unique organizations

have used the Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit, an objective, data-driven, all-hazards risk assessment tool designed to help healthcare facility owners and operators identify risks in an easy-to-follow format using objective national-level data.
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  • This page last reviewed: May 03, 2022