Readiness and Response Science

Mission and Functions

DRRS will develop and implement the science of readiness and response, build scientific expertise to address health disparities and community mitigation, evaluate the state of state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) readiness and response, and inform a broader framework for evaluating CDC’s and partners’ readiness status.

Public Health Readiness and Response Evaluation Branch

Centralize and lead readiness and response evaluation efforts across the agency, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement, and key partners to understand how CDC-wide and ORR investments impact and enable improvements in response readiness.

Response Analytics, Decision Support, and Surveillance Branch

Advance situational awareness and response data science efforts to provide reliable, comprehensive, timely, high-quality information on public health threats and emergencies as they are identified, evolve, and require CDC responses.

Community-based Solutions and Health Equity Branch

Develop, advance, and implement readiness and response sciences to mitigate adverse effects for populations and settings at higher risk, improve the impact of community mitigation during public health emergencies, and advance health equity.