Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The Division of Logistics maintains and strengthens ASPR’s infrastructure while coordinating the synchronized movement of response personnel, logistics resources, and field support services to the right place at the right time to save lives and protect the American public.The Division of Logistics includes the following branches and teams: Resource Coordination Branch, Transportation Service Branch, Infrastructure Support Branch, Logistics Response Assistance Team, and the Supply Chain Logistics Operations Cell.
The Research Coordination Branch mobilizes and synchronizes the movement of ASPR’s response resources and establishes initial logistics response capability in the field during training events as well as emergency response and recovery operations.
The Transportation Service Branch maintains ASPR’s fleet and coordinates the lodging and movement of ASPR staff and response personnel to the right place at the right time for missions.
The Infrastructure Support Branch provides enterprise management and accountability of ASPR’s real property and personal property assets in order to deliver effective and adaptable infrastructure support services in steady state and response.
The Logistics Response Assistance Team (LRAT) provides the surge staff to the Division of Logistics for preparedness and response missions. The LRAT is an ASPR personnel resource that is responsible for providing and performing a variety of logistics response services to NDMS elements or response teams. These services include but are not limited to pharmacy, supply management, telecommunication, information technology, facilities, food service, and logistics management support. The LRAT also performs property management and maintenance functions nationally in support of ASPR federal responses.
The Supply Chain Logistics Operation Cell (SC-LOC) monitors, analyzes, and mitigates vulnerabilities in the supply chains associated with public health and medical resources and serves as the focal point for supply chain and operational strategies. SC-LOC establishes a common operating picture for key public health and medical resource categories that impact the supply chain and works with federal partners, HHS-stakeholders, private sector manufacturers and distributors to analyze supply chain risks.
Additionally, the SC-LOC provides (SMEs) for resource technical guidance, cache R&D and medical/logistics standardization, national contracts, and training. The SC-LOC also supports the wrap around services for field medical and training operations and the activation of the Emergency Prescriptions Assistance Program (EPAP).
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