Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The Emergency Preparedness Grant Coordination Infographic illustrates the coordinated planning, implementation, and measurement of federal investment across five agencies.
The Emergency Preparedness Grant Coordination effort is a multi-agency activity that identifies preparedness activities and areas for collaboration across federal grants with public health and healthcare preparedness components. Each agency has a unique role in supporting essential activities for preparing the Nation for public health emergencies and disasters. Together, these agencies strengthen accountability, strategic alignment, and strategic connectivity across programs, policies and activities.
This endeavor was directed by the White House and the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). One of the goals in PAHPA is to minimize duplication of, and ensure coordination between, federal, state, local, and tribal planning. PAHPA also called for the development of a National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), aligned with the National Preparedness System, to ensure the security of the United States through systematic preparation against threats. National Health Security is a state in which the Nation and its people are prepared for, protected from, and resilient in the face of incidents with health consequences.
In 2011, and again in 2014, five agencies signed an Interagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize their commitment to health emergency preparedness grant coordination and to outline the expected outcomes.
Grant coordination will optimize the Nation's investments in homeland security, emergency public health, and healthcare preparedness by providing a framework for the interagency to:
The following priorities were established by the participating agencies for 2014 - 2016:
For more information, please contact Jennifer Hannah or Gary Rogers.
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