The nation’s experiences with the 2009–2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic, Hurricane Sandy, the Ebola Virus Disease cases, and more recently the rapid emergence and spread of the Zika Virus Disease have all pointed to vulnerabilities in our public health and health care preparedness, response, and recovery systems.
Our work on health security fosters in-depth policy discussion, examination, and collaboration to identify barriers and explore solutions to enhance our nation’s health resilience and improve U.S. preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters, public health emergencies, and emerging threats.
We focus on six cross-cutting domains:
- Global Health Security
- Health Care and Public Health Preparedness and Response
- Biological, Chemical, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats
- Medical Countermeasures and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
- Military Biodefense and Homeland/National Security
- Public Health Emergency Law and Ethics