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About the PHEMCE

The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) was established by HHS in 2006 to coordinate Federal efforts to enhance Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats (CBRN) and Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) preparedness from a medical countermeasure perspective. The PHEMCE’s mission is to advance national preparedness for CBRN and EID threats, including pandemic influenza, by coordinating medical countermeasure-related efforts within HHS and in cooperation with PHEMCE partners.  The PHEMCE is led by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and includes three primary HHS internal agency partners: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health, as well as several interagency partners: the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The PHEMCE organizations and agencies work together to optimize the Nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies with respect to the creation, stockpiling, and use of medical countermeasures.
 
The HHS Secretary’s Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Review, published in August 2010, called for enhancements to the management of the Enterprise and a new leadership construct, leading to establishing the establishment of the Enterprise Senior Council (ESC). 

  • This page last reviewed: June 20, 2012