National Strategic Plan for Public Health Preparedness and Response
Led by Dr. Ali S. Khan and the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, preparedness leaders internal and external to CDC have collaboratively developed A National Strategic Plan for Public Health Preparedness and Response. The plan is a guide for CDC, the entire public health system, and its stakeholders to secure the health of the nation and attain the plan’s collective 2020 vision of "people’s health protected – public health secured".
The strategic planning process solicited input from a wide range of partners, including AAP, ABSA, AARP, APHL, ASPH, ASTHO, CSTE, NACCHO, NEMA, NOD, TFAH, and UPMC, as well as federal partners, including DHS (FEMA, OHA), DHHS (ASPR, BARDA, NIH/NIAID, OSSI), DOT/NHTSA, EPA/OEM, FDA/OC/OCS, NSS, and USDA/APHIS. “It truly was a collaborative process,” notes Dr. Khan.