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Who We Are

With approximately 200 federal and contract employees, the Strategic National Stockpile is organized to support any public health threat. Our division supports several groups who specialize in different areas, all working together to ensure the right resources are ready and can get to the right place at the right time.

Community Resilience Activity

The Community Resilience Activity staff builds relationships between public health and other federal
agencies and private partners. This staff:

  • Coordinates information sharing with states and locals during public health emergencies to determine the most efficient way to approach a response.
  • Works with partners inside and outside of government to support optimal distribution of medical countermeasures during public health emergencies.
  • Serves as a point of contact for federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and commercial partners for stockpile initiatives
  • Supports CDC’s Global Health Security Agenda activities by working with other countries to improve the supply chain that gets critical medicines and supplies (medical countermeasures) where they’re needed most. This effort helps protect the United States by stopping health threats early and close to the source

Science Team

The Science Team manages the medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific oversight of stockpile products. This team:

  • Ensures the scientific review of all medical assets in the stockpile
  • Takes part in the PHEMCE process, which helps plan which resources the stockpile will need to protect the nation’s health
  • Serves as subject matter experts on critical medicines and medical supplies (medical countermeasures) across the agency

Response Branch

The Response Branch coordinates preparedness activities for the stockpile and partners to maintain alternative emergency medical supply chain capabilities. This branch:

  • Designs and delivers training and exercise support for public health and emergency staff and partners
  • Maintains day-to-day situational awareness, ensuring the stockpile is ready to respond
  • Manages the stockpile’s response during a public health emergency

Learn more about the history of stockpile responses.

Logistics Branch

The Logistics Branch is responsible for the stockpile’s inventory of antibiotics, medical supplies, equipment, antidotes, antitoxins, antivirals, vaccines, and other pharmaceuticals that are strategically located throughout the United States and its territories. This branch:

  • Gets needed medicines and supplies into the stockpile
  • Makes sure we have the right amounts and types of medicines and supplies to respond to an emergency
  • Ensures the stockpile can resupply state and local public health agencies in a catastrophic health event

Program, Planning and Analysis Branch

The Program, Planning and Analysis Branch provides operational support, including:

  • Manage quality control of the stockpile’s inventory and IT support of inventory management systems
  • Maintain fiduciary responsibilities associated with a budget that often exceeds $500 million
  • Conduct strategic planning, forecasting the five year budget requirements, and management
  • Execute all internal and external communication on behalf of the division
  • Oversee policy, legislation and issues management