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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Saving lives and protecting Americans from 21st century health security threats

The strength of our nation’s public health and medical infrastructure and the capabilities necessary to quickly mobilize a coordinated national response to disasters and emergencies are vital to our national security.

The mission of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is to save lives and protect Americans from 21st century health security threats.

ASPR leads the nation’s medical and public health preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and public health emergencies. ASPR collaborates with hospitals, healthcare coalitions, biotech firms, community members, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and other partners across the country to improve readiness and response capabilities.

Providing Strong Leadership   Building a Regional Disaster Health Response System
Providing Strong Leadership     Enhancing Innovation in Medical Countermeasures

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  • This page last reviewed: April 05, 2018