Interim Implementation Guide for the National Health Security Strategy of the Unites States of America   [open pdf - 2MB]

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) was enacted in 2006 to improve the Nation's ability to detect, prepare for, and respond to a variety of public health emergencies. Among other things, PAHPA directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), to be initially presented to Congress in 2009 and subsequently revised every four years afterward. […] This Interim Implementation Guide describes initial implementation activities, most of which are already under way, that will take place during the nine month period from January 2010 through September 2010 and provides a foundation for developing a more comprehensive Biennial Implementation Plan. The initial nine-month planning period will allow for coordination with ongoing planning by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including completion of the next round of revisions to the Target Capabilities List (TCL), revision of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 8, and the development of workforce competencies for all sectors involved in national health security.

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