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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Emergency Management Program Areas

  • Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)HPP provides leadership and funding through grants and cooperative agreements to States, territories, and eligible municipalities to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies.

  • Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs): RECs serve as ASPR’s primary representatives throughout the country at the regional level. Building relationships with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials and healthcare representatives (partners and stakeholders) in order to conduct planning for effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies, is the main role of the RECs.

  • Division of Recovery The Division of Recovery's advances the nation’s ability to recover from the health and social services impacts of emergencies and disasters.

  • Division of Operations: The Division of Operations works coordinates the federal public health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

  • Division of Fusion The Division of Fusion effectively and efficiently utilizes multiple internal and external data sources to conduct analysis for situational awareness, provide rapid decision support and remain on the forefront of indicators and warnings of public health emergencies. Fusion’s work provides decision-makers with the information necessary to be better prepared for public health emergencies; leading to better rapid response, and ultimately saving lives.

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection for the Healthcare and Public Health Sectors: The Healthcare and Public Health  Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection Program leads a unique public and private sector partnership known as the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council in protecting the essential goods, services, and functions of healthcare and public health that, if destroyed or compromised would negatively affect the Nation.

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Branch:  ASPR’s CBRNE Branch coordinates and provides CBRNE subject matter expertise to develop guidance, resources, and response capabilities; educate, inform and support domestic and international planning; and provide expertise to support ASPR response operations managed through the Secretaries Operations Center (SOC).

  • National Disaster Medical System (NDMS):  National Disaster Medical System temporarily supplements Federal, Tribal, State and Local capabilities by funding, organizing, training, equipping, deploying and sustaining a specialized and focused range of public health and medical capabilities.

  • Medical Reserve Corps The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises 997 community-based units and over 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.

  • This page last reviewed: November 28, 2016