The National Vaccine Program Office collaborates with a number of federal and non-federal stakeholders involved in the vaccine enterprise. Below is a list of frequent partners and vaccine-related Web sites that inform the work of NVPO.
Agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of the Public Health Service, is charged with protecting the public health of the Nation by providing leadership and direction in the prevention of and control of diseases and other preventable conditions, and responding to public health emergencies.
Established: 1946, as the Communicable Disease Center
Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services combines the oversight of the Medicare program, the Federal portion of the Medicaid program and State Children's Health Insurance Program, the Health Insurance Marketplace, and related quality assurance activities.
Established: 1977, as the Health Care Financing Administration
Headquarters: Baltimore, MD
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as part of the Public Health Service, is charged with ensuring that food is safe, pure, and wholesome; human and animal drugs, biological products, and medical devices are safe and effective; and electronic products that emit radiation are safe.
Established: 1906, when the Pure Food and Drugs Act gave regulatory authority to the Bureau of Chemistry
Headquarters: Silver Spring, MD
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
Headquarters: Rockville, MD
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of the Public Health Service, supports biomedical and behavioral research domestically and abroad, conducts research in its own laboratories and clinics, trains promising young researchers, and promotes acquisition and distribution of medical knowledge.
Established: 1887, as the Hygienic Laboratory, Staten Island, NY
Headquarters: Bethesda, MD
AHRQ produces evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
Headquarters: Rockville, MD
Offices within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, as amended, (the Act) established the VICP. The VICP went into effect on October 1, 1988 and is a Federal "no-fault" system designed to compensate individuals or families of individuals, who have been injured by covered childhood vaccines, whether administered in the private or public sector
- Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (BARDA, ASPR)
ASPR serves as the principal advisory staff on matters related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.
OGC is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues.
Other Federal Agencies
- Department of Defense (DoD)
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA, VA)
State and Local Partners, such as
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
- Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
Global Partners and Non-governmental Organizations, such as
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- GAVI Alliance (GAVI)
- The Gates Foundation