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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ASPR Health Care Readiness Programs

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As part of its mission to save lives and protect Americans from health security threats, ASPR strengthens health care readiness in the face of disasters. ASPR’s Health Care Readiness Programs Portfolio represents a collection of building blocks that form a comprehensive, national system for health care preparedness and response. This portfolio of programs and activities engages health care stakeholders from all 50 states, U.S. territories, freely associated states, and from across the health care sectors. It covers the lifecycle of health care preparedness and response by:​

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Supporting proactive, data-driven preparedness through the delivery of trainings and data analysis;

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Bolstering comprehensive response through technical assistance, targeted funding opportunities, and coordination; and

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Aiding in recovery to ensure that health care systems and communities are equipped to respond to future disasters and to integrate lessons learned into preparedness strategies for the future.​

You may also reference the Public Health Service Act for more information about HHS’ authority to respond to public health emergencies.​

HPP: Stories from the Field Health Care Readiness Near You
HPP     RDHRS     NSPS     Workforce Capacity and Capability
COVID-19 Resources     Funding     Tools and Resources     Guidance and Reports

By the Numbers

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Health Care Readiness
Cooperative Agreements

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Cooperative Agreement

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Amount of emergency supplemental funding distributed to address urgent health care preparedness and response needs nationwide​

Related Programs

ASPR Technical Resources, Assistance    Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE)

GeoHealth Platform                           
Division of Recovery                          

EVAL: Evaluation Branch

  • This page last reviewed: June 04, 2021