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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Emergency Management Program Areas

  • Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)HPP provides leadership and funding through grants and cooperative agreements to States, territories, and eligible municipalities to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies.
  • Division of PREP:  The Division of Partner Readiness and Emergency Programs (PREP) connects ASPR with its partners across the country and around the world.  PREP Division staff support both federal partners and partners at the state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) levels in preparing for, mitigating, and responding to public health emergencies and disasters.  PREP Division personnel work to better understand the health threats that face their counterparts throughout the country, maintain situational awareness of disaster health issues, and build resilience.
  • Division of Recovery The Division of Recovery's advances the nation’s ability to recover from the health and social services impacts of emergencies and disasters.
  • Division of Operations: The Division of Operations works coordinates the federal public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
  • Division of Fusion The Division of Fusion effectively and efficiently utilizes multiple internal and external data sources to conduct analysis for situational awareness, provide rapid decision support and remain on the forefront of indicators and warnings of public health emergencies. Fusion’s work provides decision-makers with the information necessary to be better prepared for public health emergencies; leading to better rapid response, and ultimately saving lives.
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection for the Healthcare and Public Health Sectors: The Healthcare and Public Health  Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection Program leads a unique public and private sector partnership known as the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council in protecting the essential goods, services, and functions of healthcare and public health that, if destroyed or compromised would negatively affect the Nation.
  • National Disaster Medical System (NDMS):  National Disaster Medical System temporarily supplements Federal, Tribal, State and Local capabilities by funding, organizing, training, equipping, deploying and sustaining a specialized and focused range of public health and medical capabilities.

  • This page last reviewed: January 18, 2019