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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Coordination and Integration

As the lead for coordination and integration of the nation’s health and medical response to a major public health or medical emergency, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) leverages a ‘whole community’ and ‘all-hazards’ approach to bring together the scientific research, public health, and emergency management communities. In order to utilize scientific findings to inform decision making, science preparedness leverages collaboration between government agencies, private sector, academic institutions and community organizations, and  provides a forum for communicating, coordinating and integrating disaster scientific research with public health and medical preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

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Reports, Papers and Publications

Related Programs and Projects

The Disaster Science Research Initiative (DSRI) to Enhance Responder Safety and Health is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) initiative to expand our understanding of how to conduct timely, scalable, scientifically sound research focused on the safety and health of responders. The goal is to develop a framework that allows for research to be started quickly in the time before, during, and after response to a large scale disaster.

The NIH Disaster Research Response (DR2) Project is pilot project, developed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine (NLM). It aims to create a disaster research system consisting of coordinated environmental health disaster research data collection tools and a network of trained research responders.

The purpose of the NIH NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The intent is for DIMRC to connect people to quality disaster health information and foster a culture of community resiliency.

The goal of the Disaster Response program at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is to provide information and resources to professionals, the general public, states, territories, and local entities for emergency preparedness and disaster response.

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  • This page last reviewed: May 29, 2015