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National Health Security Strategy/ Biennial Implementation Plan And Health Impact of BP Oil Spill Dr. Lisa Kaplowitz Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Department of Health and Human Services July 13, 2010.
Dr. Lisa Kaplowitz
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Required by Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act
Definition of national health security
Goals and Strategic Objectives
Broad roles and responsibilities
Biennial Implementation Plan
National health security is a state in which the Nation and its people are prepared for, protected from, and resilient in the face of health threats or incidents with potentially negative health consequences.
Build community resilience
Strengthen and sustain health and emergency response systems
First quadrennial national strategy focused on protecting people’s health in the case of a national incident with potentially negative health consequences
Provides a vision and strategy so that everyone’s efforts can be leveraged and coordinated to obtain same goals
Aligns with (doesn’t duplicate or replace) HSPD-8, National Strategy for Homeland Security, HSPD-21, PAHPA
Guides policies, programs, budgets, and activities
Success is dependent on coordinated implementation
National health security is a shared responsibility among virtually all segments of society and resilient communities
Community and other resources and investments must be coordinated
A broad range of community stakeholders (e.g., individuals, NGOs, academia, employers) should be consulted for successful implementation
Implementation must consider legal, fiscal, and educational/competency sustainability
Determining priority and achievable activities to occur in next two years
Develop process to identify measures for community resilience, as well all 10 objectives
Synthesizing existing information and accounting for relevant, existing activities
Plan broad stakeholder input
References activities that will be included in the next BIP (2012-13) to complete the four years covered in the NHSS
Brief summary of the NHSS including goals and Strategic Objectives
A chapter dedicated to each Strategic Objective:
Overview of the objective
Long term outcomes for objective
Conclusions and future directions,
Concluding chapter on key themes and next steps for NHSS implementation
Appendix on suggested responsible parties
Release for public comment within 1-2 weeks, with at least 4 weeks available for comments from individuals and groups
Review the NHSS Website:
Please send comments and suggestions to:
The Torrey Canyon
National Response Team (NRT)
Nationwide responsibilities for interagency planning, policy, coordination for oil & hazardous materials incidents.
13 Regional Response Teams (RRTs)
Develops regional policies for & ensures an effective, coordinated response among all levels of government and the private sector.
On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs)
Coordinate all containment, removal, and disposal efforts/resources.
Other NRS components
To provide technical assistance, resources and coordination on preparedness, planning, response and recovery activities for emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants, hazmat, oil, weapons of mass destruction in natural and technological disasters and other environmental nationally significant incidents.
The NRS uses the Incident Command System to bring these parties together to manage response actions.
Trust Fund (OSLTF)
Compensation, and Liability
Act (CERCLA), a.k.a.,
National Contingency Plan
And Disaster Declaration s
FCO DCO SCO
Unified Area Cmd
FOSC State RP
NCP = Federal Command/Control
NRF = Federal Support to State/Local