Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (Public Law 109-417): Progress Report [November 2007]   [open pdf - 118KB]

This Progress Report published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "highlights some of the major activities that the Department has undertaken since the enactment of PAHPA (Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act). It also includes a preview of the Way Forward -- activities the Department plans as it moves ahead to continue implementing the legislation. The Report is divided into eight sections, each of which addresses a major program area under PAHPA. [...] This document represents a snapshot of current progress and the Department's plans for the immediate future; it is not meant to be a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the legislation. HHS recognizes that the implementation of a major piece of legislation like PAHPA is an iterative process and, as such, it requires ongoing evaluation and consultation. The Department continues to welcome the input of stakeholders and partners as it moves forward towards achieving our common goals. [...] In December 2006 Congress passed and the President signed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), Public Law No. 109-417, which has broad implications for HHS's preparedness and response activities. The Act established within the Department a new Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR); provided new authorities for a number of programs, including the advanced development and acquisition of medical countermeasures; and called for the establishment of a quadrennial National Health Security Strategy."

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