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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About the Division of Recovery

The Division of Recovery's mission is to advance the Nation’s ability to recover from the health and social services impacts of emergencies and disasters.  Its goals are to:
Lead the coordination of Federal health and social services efforts to support communities’ recovery from emergencies and disasters:
 
  • Inform and develop policy and guidance for intra- and inter-agency recovery activities both pre- and post-disaster
  • Deploy qualified personnel to coordinate Federal recovery support activities as needed
Promote pre-disaster health and social services recovery planning:

  • Enhance relationships with Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local governments and nonprofit and private sector partners, including faith-based organizations and voluntary organizations active in disaster
  • Promote the inclusion and participation of healthcare, public health, behavioral health, and social services stakeholders in emergency and disaster recovery planning and operations
  • Promote disaster recovery planning to healthcare, public health, behavioral health, and social services stakeholders as an integral part of preparedness

 

  • This page last reviewed: June 02, 2017