The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is a leader in preparing the nation and its communities to respond to and recover from public health and medical disasters and emergencies. The 2006 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), reaffirmed by the 2013 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA), established the ASPR as the principal adviser to the HHS Secretary responsible for providing integrated policy coordination and strategic direction with respect to all matters related to public health, medical preparedness, and deployment of the federal response for public health emergencies and incidents.
- Message from the Assistant Secretary
- Mission, Vision, Values
- Goal 1: Promote resilient communities by fostering a nation able to withstand and recover from public health emergencies.
- Goal 2: Strengthen leadership and capabilities within public health and medical emergency management to include prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
- Goal 3: Promote an effective medical countermeasures enterprise.
- Goal 4: Lead, coordinate, and develop proactive and forward thinking policies that support national and international public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.
- Goal 5: Improve health outcomes from disasters by strengthening the ability of our nation’s health care system to effectively respond and recover.
- Goal 6: Improve ASPR adaptability and resilience by maximizing workforce potential, developing leadership, and encouraging a continuous learning culture.