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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ASPR Stakeholder Engagement Sessions

Connecting with Stakeholders to Discuss Issues Related to Public
Health, Health Care, and the Medical Supply Chain

HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell hosted a series of virtual listening sessions with external stakeholders to discuss her vision for the organization, current priorities, and critical issues related to public health, health care, and the medical supply chain.

Assistant Secretary O’Connell and a panel of senior leaders from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) invited stakeholders to an opportunity to receive information on the current priorities of the organization and key updates on activities within BARDA, the Strategic National Stockpile, and upcoming supply chain coordination efforts.

During these engagement sessions stakeholders were provided with information to consider how they can potentially engage with the organization as we work to respond well to current health security threats, restore the capabilities that have been stressed during the pandemic, and prepare for future threats.

Watch the Full Engagement Session

Each session includes opening remarks from Assistant Secretary Dawn O’Connell, BARDA key updates from Gary Disbrow (Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of BARDA), Strategic National Stockpile key updates from SNS leadership, and Supply Chain Coordination key updates from Ian Watson (Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning and Requirements). A diversity of questions from the audience are answered by ASPR leadership at the conclusion of each of session


Screenshot of Session 1. Click the image to play the video.

Play Video:  Session 1 (November 5, 2021) Play Video: Session 2 (November 9, 2021)Play Video: Session 3 (November 10, 2021)

If you have questions about these ASPR Stakeholder Engagement Sessions, please contact the ASPR Office of External Affairs at

  • This page last reviewed: November 23, 2021