Updated National Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities Available for Pre-Decisional Review

HHS ASPR is currently updating the Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities to reflect insights learned from recent disasters. The updated capabilities provide more specificity around what the entire health care delivery system can do to save lives and continue to function in advance of, during, and after a response. The updated capabilities also prioritize equity in all activities, with the goal of ensuring access to consistent levels of care in underserved and historically marginalized communities and at-risk individuals.

Over the last year, HHS ASPR conducted targeted engagement with those working at all levels of health care preparedness and response, from frontline providers to state and federal operations staff, to gather input for the updated capabilities. HHS ASPR is now sharing the draft, for a pre-decisional review, with a wide range of partners. Comments will be accepted until Friday, June 9 via the Online Comment Matrix. You can access the pre-decisional draft for your review here, as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs) that provide additional background and clarifications. HHS ASPR will host five informational sessions, listed below with registration links. Those reviewing the updated capabilities are strongly encouraged to read the FAQs and attend one of the informational sessions.

Informational sessions:
Register for Monday, May 15, 2:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Register for Tuesday, May 16, 4:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Register for Friday, May 19, 2:30 – 3:00 PM ET
Register for Monday, May 22, 10:30 – 11:00 AM ET
Register for Tuesday, May 23, 1:30 – 2:00 PM ET