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Administration for Children and Families - Children and Youth Needs Subject Matter
The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) can deploy a Subject Matter Expert in the needs of children and youth in disasters to a FEMA Joint Field Office or other setting to provide planning support to Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local partners on the needs of children and youth, and on the social services systems and programs that serve children, youth, and families.
Administration for Children and Families - Children and Youth Task Forces Support in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies
The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) promotes and can provide support and assistance to States, Tribes, or Territories to convene and launch a Children and Youth Task Force in disasters and public health emergencies.
Administration for Children and Families - Immediate Disaster Case Management
The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM) services to States, Tribes, and Territories affected by both natural and man-made disasters utilizing a contractor to provide a cadre of pre- trained and pre-screened case managers to provide case management services.
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Human Services Subject Matter Experts
The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) can deploy a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in ACF-supported human services/social services programs. Deployable SMEs can support Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local interagency efforts to conduct impact and needs assessments for social services in the affected communities, and can provide technical assistance regarding strategic leveraging of ACF programs to address post-disaster needs.
Administration of Children and Families - U.S. Repatriation Program
The United States (U.S.) Repatriation Program helps eligible U.S. citizens and their dependents repatriated from overseas by providing them with temporary assistance upon their arrival to the United States.
Applied Public Health Teams
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Applied Public Health Teams (APHT) provides resources and assistance to local health authorities throughout the United States. They were created in 2006 as part of the National Response Plan’s ESF-8 public health and medical asset provisions. There are currently five APHT, each of which is a work force comprising 47 USPHS trained Commissioned Corps officer responders. Each APHT is scalable, and can provide only those resources needed. The primary areas of APHT activities and reporting include epidemiology, surveillance, preventive (medical) services delivery, and environmental public health issues.
ASPR Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience
The Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health & Community Resilience (ABC) provides subject matter expertise, education, and coordination to internal and external partners to ensure that the functional needs of at-risk individuals and behavioral health issues are integrated in the public health and medical emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities of the nation to facilitate and promote community resilience and national health security.
ASPR Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange
ASPR’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is a healthcare emergency preparedness information gateway that ensures that all stakeholders—at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government levels; in nongovernmental organizations; and in the private sector—have access to information and resources to improve preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts.
CDC CSELS Division of Laboratory Systems
The primary mission for the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) is to provide scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC's national efforts to promote health; prevent disease, injury and disability; and prepare for emerging health threats. CSELS has four divisions which represent the tactical arm of CSELS, executing upon CSELS strategic objectives. The Division of Laboratory Programs, Standards, and Services mission is to improve the quality of laboratory testing and related practices in the U.S. and globally through the development and evaluation of innovative training, technical standards, practice guidelines and reference materials.
CDC CSELS Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (DPHID)
The primary mission for the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) is to provide scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC's national efforts to promote health; prevent disease, injury and disability; and prepare for emerging health threats. CSELS has four divisions which represent the tactical arm of CSELS, executing upon CSELS strategic objectives. The Division of Epidemiology, Analysis, and Library Services (DEALS) collaborates with our CDC and state and local public health partners to create and promote quality, timely and useful cross-cutting scientific products and services.
CDC CSELS Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD)
The primary mission for the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) is to provide scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC's national efforts to promote health; prevent disease, injury and disability; and prepare for emerging health threats. CSELS has four divisions which represent the tactical arm of CSELS, executing upon CSELS strategic objectives. The Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) provides leadership in public health training and education, and manages innovative, evidence-based programs to prepare the health workforce to meet public health challenges of the 21st century.
CDC Domestic Water Sanitation and Hygiene Epidemiology Teams
The Domestic Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Epidemiology Team is the lead epidemiology unit for U.S. water-related disease in CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. This team tracks and investigates waterborne disease and outbreaks, builds waterborne disease prevention capability in state and local health departments, and develops effective prevention strategies to improve health. Other Centers, Institutes and Offices at CDC also provide capabilities to investigate waterborne disease and outbreaks.
CDC Infectious Diseases Laboratory Services
The CDC accepts specimens from state public health laboratories and other federal agencies for analysis. Specimens from private healthcare providers and institutions must be submitted to the local state health department laboratory (state, county, city) for appropriate processing.
CDC Toxin Abatement
The Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences (DTHHS), part of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health / Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, integrates epidemiology, environmental medicine, and toxicology. This includes investigating the relationships between exposures to hazardous substances and adverse health effects.
CDC Waterborne Disease Prevention
The Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch is the lead coordination and response unit for domestic and global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related disease in CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.  The mission of the branch is to maximize the health, productivity, and well-being of people in the United States and around the globe through improved and sustained access to safe water for drinking, recreation, and other uses, adequate sanitation, and basic hygiene practices.
Chemical Biologic Radiologic Nuclear and Explosive Disaster Response and Recovery Resources
The CBRNE (Chemical, Biologic, Radiologic, Nuclear and Explosive) Branch of the Tactical Programs Division advises HHS and ASPR leadership as well as numerous other offices and agencies throughout the federal partnership and at the State, Local, Tribal and Territorial level on CBRNE issues, provides SME cadre as needed, supports Medical Countermeasures (MCM) distribution and has developed a CBRNE toolkit that links science to operations.
Critical Infrastructure Protection Disaster Response Resources
The Critical Infrastructure Protection branch is the agency lead for the Healthcare and Public Health Sector.  Key activities within the branch include infrastructure risk analysis and prioritization, cybersecurity initiative coordination for HHS, emergency operation liaison with private sector partners during emergencies, and sector lead for developing, evaluating, and implementing protection measures related to critical infrastructure all hazards threating government and private sector partners .
Fusion Analytics Capabilities
Fusion Analytics is a web-based data analysis and visualization tool that integrates multiple real-time, event-related data sources to support decision making during emergency responses. Fusion Analytics runs 24/7 and can be accessed on the HHS network, at home, or in the field as long as you have an “HHS.gov” email address.
Incident Response Coordination Team
The HHS Incident Response Coordination Team (IRCT), coordinates all deployed Public Health and Medical (ESF #8) assets.  It is staffed by a combination of HHS, NDMS Intermittent staff, PHS and other Govt Agency (OGA) staff (such as Veterans Affairs and DOD).
National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) - Guidance on Crisis Standards of Care
ASPR has developed a Communities of Interest (COI) site  to better disseminate information and manage documents; share promising practices and ideas; and provide a workspace where users from inside and outside HHS/ASPR can come together to share documents and ideas regarding the crisis standards of care (CSC) and allocation of scarce resources (ASR). HHS/ASPR uses the term "communities of interest" to describe and include all of the interested parties involved in CSC and ASR planning.
National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) - Technical Assistance Available to HPP Awardees
ASPR’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) seeks to improve communities’ abilities to prepare for and respond to disasters and public health emergencies by providing guidance and funding through cooperative agreements to awardees (states, territories, and select cities).  HPP field project officers (FPOs) provide awardees with support and technical assistance to improve healthcare preparedness and response.
National Incident Support Teams
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) National Incident Support Teams (NIST) provides resources and assistance to State, Tribal and local health authorities throughout the United States, usually as the Commissioned Corps component of an Incident Response Coordination Team (IRCT). They were created in 2009 as part of the National Response Framework’s ESF-8 public health and medical asset provisions. They may be deployed in response to an ESF-8 or non-ESF-8 public health emergency.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Disaster Response Subject Matter Expertise
The National Institutes of Health, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide consultation by phone or email on a wide range of challenges that may be encounter during disasters. NIH staff includes SMEs in medical consultation as well as the fields of biosafety, biological risk assessment, chemical and industrial hygiene.
Office of Policy and Planning (OPP)- Missions and Functions
ASPR’s Office of Policy and Planning (OP) protects the health of all Americans through integrated policy approaches, plans and courses of action to strengthen the nation’s public health and healthcare preparedness, response and recovery that are evidence based, intellectually rigorous, ethical, and enhance the resilience of the American people. It leads strategic planning and evaluation, preparedness and response policy development and analysis, and leads coordination and collaboration with domestic and international partners to reduce adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response - Liaison Officers
ASPR Liaison Officers (LNOs) can be deployed to state and local public health offices during an incident to provide guidance and subject matter expertise on Federal public health and medical services assets.
Recovery – Coordination of the Health and Social Services Recovery Support Function
The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) established the Health and Social Services (H&SS) Recovery Support Function (RSF) to assist locally-led recovery efforts to restore or improve disaster-impacted public health, health care and social services capabilities and networks.  Health and social services recovery promotes resilience, health and well-being of affected individuals and communities. 
Regional Emergency Coordinators
Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) serve as ASPR’s primary representatives throughout the country at the regional level. Building relationships with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials and healthcare representatives (partners and stakeholders) in order to conduct planning for effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies, is the main role of the RECs.
Regional Incident Support Teams
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Regional Incident Support Teams (RIST) provides rapid assessments and initial incident coordination resources and assistance to State, Tribal and local health authorities within defined regions of the United States. They were created in 2009 as part of the National Response Framework’s ESF-8 public health and medical asset provisions. Like all Commissioned Corps response teams, they may be deployed in response to an ESF-8 or non-ESF-8 public health emergency or to meet urgent health needs. Each RIST is a short-term response asset available to Regional Emergency Coordinators and Regional Health Administrators within the region.
The National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters
The National Advisory Council on Children and Disasters (NACCD) provides advice and consultation to the HHS Secretary on issues related to the medical and public health needs of children as they relate
to disasters.
The National Preparedness and Response Science Board
The National Preparedness and Response Science Board (NPRSB) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice and guidance to Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and to the HHS Secretary on preventing, preparing for, and responding to adverse health effects of emergencies.