What is a Partnership?
The Department of Homeland Security defines partnerships as “collaborative working relationships between the U.S. Government and non-Federal actors in which the goals, structure, and roles and responsibilities of each partner are mutually determined.”
In light of this, the Partnerships Team advances PHPR’s mission by coordinating engagements with internal Centers, Institutes, and Offices (CIOs), external federal departments and agencies, and external non-governmental organizations including non-profit organizations, trade associations, academic and research institutions, and the private sector.
To enhance existing partner relationships and expand work with new, diverse partners to:
- promote the achievements of public health preparedness;
- leverage existing resources and identify new opportunities for investment in preparedness and response; and
- cultivate collaborations that strengthen and support national public health security.
Rear Admiral Stephen Redd, a Georgia native from Augusta, is the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Redd began his CDC career 30 years ago as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, and has worked on major responses, including…
To learn about other preparedness staff at CDC, see our previous Day in the Life features.
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- Page last updated: May 4, 2015
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