Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Prior to COVID-19, planning for a Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) response primarily focused on regional or localized emergencies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed vulnerabilities in the global medical supply chain that required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reassess, replenish and restructure the SNS to better protect the health and safety of all Americans.
Now, the focus is on the next generation of the SNS with the breadth and depth to meet the ongoing needs of COVID-19 as well as any future pandemic or public health emergency on a national scale. These changes and upgrades are bolstering the U.S. industrial base to produce critical pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and, most importantly, reducing America’s reliance on foreign suppliers and manufacturers. SNS 2.0 ensures we are ready and resilient when the country needs us.
HHS is working to build a 90- day capacity of the most critical supplies for the COVID-19 response needs of the U.S. healthcare system.
As part of this effort, SNS has invested $8.8 billion in supplemental funding to procure additional personal protective equipment, ventilators, and medical countermeasures. The SNS also has expanded investment in domestic manufacturing to meet commercial demand and stockpile needs.
The SNS is focused on five priority areas to bolster national health security and ensure readiness:
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