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Science Preparedness

What is it? Science preparedness is a collaborative effort to establish and sustain a scientific research framework that can enable emergency planners, responders and the whole community to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from major public health emergencies.  Learn More >>
Wny does it Matter? Disasters and public health emergencies provides a finite window of opportunity to identify, collect and analyze critical and time-sensitive data and information needed to protect the health and safety of responders, communities and our Nation. Learn More >>
What are we doing? ASPR leads and coordinates collaborative emergency science preparedness, response and recovery efforts that leverage a whole-of-community all-hazards approach before, during, and after large scale public health and medical emergencies and disasters. Learn More >>
What you can do! ​A lot! As a public health professional, clinical or scientific researcher, first-responder, research enthusiast or an individual interested in supporting your community and the advancement of science, there are many ways that you can get involved!  Learn More >>

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  • This page last reviewed: May 13, 2015