HHS emPOWER Data Sharing Successes Prompt Governmentwide Collaboration

To kick off the 10th anniversary of HHS emPOWER, expert Kristen Finne spoke with Healthcast about how emPOWER is used to protect more than 4 million people with health conditions that place them at high risk in disasters. She observes how she has seen the program at ASPR evolve and spark conversations across government about empowering service to at-risk populations. She provides highlights about what this means for sharing data in protected environments and building capacity for solar and storage across the country in the event of an outage. Finne’s passion for helping disproportionately impacted people contributes to this framework other partners can improve upon for an all-of-government approach to emergency response.