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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Critical Infrastructure Protection Division

HHS/ASPR/ICC Office of Security, Intelligence, and Information Management

Within the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), The Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) promotes resilience of the nation’s health infrastructure by leading a dynamic public-private partnership informed by the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) framework. By leveraging the CIPAC framework, CIP draws from all aspects of the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector, to prepare for future threats, manage risks, and coordinate effective response. CIP aligns its vital and critical HPH infrastructure activities through partnerships, focusing on key organizations, executives, emergency managers, and subject matter experts.



CIP serves as the HPH Sector Risk Management Agency (SRMA) lead for the Department of Health and Human Services, as outlined by the National Defense Authorization Act. As HPH SRMA, CIP promotes collaboration by bringing together industry and government partners to prepare for and protect against all-hazards facing the HPH Sector. CIP is organized to maximize its capabilities and impact as SRMA by making partnership development, information sharing, and coordinated action focal points across the organization.


Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection Branches

Infrastructure Analysis and Partnerships Branch      Healthcare Sector Preparedness and Response Branch

Cross-Cutting Focus Areas

CybersecuritySupply ChainRisk Analysis and Management

  • This page last reviewed: July 28, 2021