Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
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The Division of Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Countering Biological Threats in ASPR’s Office of Policy and Planning works to improve the Nation's ability to counter biological threats and other challenges to domestic and global health security and safety while fostering scientific progress. Members of the Division utilize their scientific subject-matter expertise to advise ASPR leadership in developing and implementing policy, and creating and maintaining partnerships with other Federal, State, and local agencies, the life sciences community, and the public.
The Division of Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Countering Biological Threats leads many interdepartmental initiatives to develop and implement policies that balance the need for safety and security with essential support of robust, innovative life sciences research. The overall goals of the Division, which are accomplished through collaboration with other Federal departments and agencies, are to protect laboratory workers and public health; to advance the medical countermeasures enterprise; and to enhance global health security.
Help counter biological threats and other challenges to domestic and global health security and safety while fostering scientific progress.
The Division's vision is that protecting public health depends on the combined efforts of Federal and non-Federal partners that engage in preparedness and response activities against emerging infectious diseases and other health emergencies. Additionally, through collaborative efforts to enhance laboratory safety and security, we aim to reduce the risk from deliberate or accidental releases of hazardous biological agents.
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