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Business Pulse

Business Continuity Preparedness and Response

Produced by the CDC Foundation, Business Pulse focuses on a different topic each quarter. Here, Business Pulse highlights how CDC is working with global partners to strengthen health security worldwide.

Clinician Outreach Communication Activity (COCA)


COCA partners with medical and public health organizations to promote a safe and healthy nation by ensuring that clinicians have timely, credible, and accurate information needed to provide care. COCA calls serve a wide variety of healthcare providers including: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, first responders, public health practitioners, and health departments. COCA collaborates with these organizations to rapidly distribute information to clinicians. Organizations interested in becoming a COCA partner should contact Learn more about COCA

Lessons Learned Information sharing (

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Lessons Learned Information Sharing ( is a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency program. serves as the national, online network of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency management and homeland security communities. This information and collaboration resource helps emergency response providers and homeland security officials prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other emergencies. provides federal, state, local, tribal and territorial responders and emergency managers with a wealth of information and front-line expertise on effective planning, training, and operational practices across homeland security functional areas. includes a library of exclusive documents and user-submitted materials related to all aspects of homeland security and emergency management. Lessons Learned, Good Stories, Notes from the Field, Trend Analysis and Practice Notes produced by are researched in consultation with subject-matter experts or identified in after action reports, but should not be considered peer-reviewed research.

CDC’s Healthcare Preparedness Activity

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The Healthcare Preparedness Activity (HPA) within the Division of Strategic National Stockpile works to improve the healthcare delivery system’s ability to respond to potential natural disasters and public health threats, such as pandemic influenza. Read more on how HPA works to enhance healthcare response, and review various resources that are available.

Healthcare Preparedness: Resources by Setting

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HPA provides tools and other resources intended to enhance preparedness from multiple sectors that impact healthcare and public health. This tool provides a list of resources intended for health planners that are organized by location settings. Learn more about which resources are recommended for various settings.

CDC Foundation

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The CDC Foundation is dedicated solely to helping CDC do more, faster, by forging partnerships between CDC and those in the private sector – foundations, corporations and individuals – who want to help CDC protect and improve health. Several former CDC directors and leaders helped establish the Foundation and shape our mission, recognizing a viable opportunity to help CDC fill funding gaps and better connect with the private sector.

Although the Foundation was chartered by Congress, it is not a government agency and not a division of CDC. It is a private, nonprofit organization classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Operating outside of the federal appropriations process gives the Foundation valuable flexibility and access to resources and opportunities that may not be available to CDC.

As an independent, nonprofit organization established by Congress, the Foundation offers individuals and organizations a powerful way to participate in CDC’s mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has made a direct and dramatic impact on public health by uniting a wide range of private sector partners with CDC scientists to achieve common goals. Learn more about the CDC Foundation