Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

RADM Craig Vanderwagen, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Chief Preparedness Officer

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (formerly the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness) serves as the Secretary's principal advisory staff on matters related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. ASPR also coordinates interagency activities between HHS, other Federal departments, agencies, offices and State and local officials responsible for emergency preparedness and the protection of the civilian population from acts of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

Immediate Office Key Personnel

Official Biography

The following offices are part of ASPR:

Preparedness and Response Related News

Preparedness and Response Related Resources

Disaster & Emergency Resources

Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness

National Disaster Medical System

Last revised: January 10, 2007