Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, Region IX, Health and Human Services (HHS)

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October 11, 2022 – Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, HHS

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To meet the nation’s health/medical needs, ASPR is focused on three key priorities: 1) Extend capabilities to respond well and emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic better, 2) Restore resources and capabilities diminished during the pandemic, 3) Prepare for future emergencies whether natural or man-made.


  • Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C.
  • Public Law 109-417, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA)
  • Public Law 107-188, Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act
  • Public Law 107-296, The Homeland Security Act of 2002.
  • Public Law 100-707, Robert T. Stafford Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief Act
  • National Response Framework and Annexes
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5, 8, 10, 18 and 21

CDR Kazu Okumura’s October 11 Okumura ASPR [pdf]

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