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.
The phrase 24/7 is tossed around frequently when discussing preparedness. Patricia Doggett, an Emergency Management Specialist at CDC, walks the walk of 24/7, handling travel arrangements for public health staff who need to get where they are going fast…
To learn about other preparedness staff at CDC, see our previous Day in the Life features.
- Page last reviewed: April 10, 2015
- Page last updated: April 10, 2015
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