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ASPR’s Role in the Federal COVID-19 Response

Within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is working with our partners to help ensure an equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASPR provides access to life-saving medicines; deploys medical supplies and equipment from ASPR's Strategic National Stockpile; and supports the research, development, and acquisition of tests, treatments, and vaccines to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, ASPR offers technical assistance, resources, and tools to help public health and medical professionals respond to the pandemic in their communities.

COVID-19 Therapeutics Information for Health Care Providers

Strategic National Stockpile

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has deployed personal protective equipment (PPE), vaccines, vaccine supplies, ventilators, and federal medical stations to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the SNS provides training for public health professionals and health care providers on the use of SNS assets.

COVID-19 Medical Countermeasures Research and Development

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) provides an integrated, systematic approach for developing the necessary vaccines, drugs, therapies, and diagnostic tools for public health medical emergencies such as COVID-19.

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Legal Authorities Relating to COVID‑19

Learn about the legal authorities available to promote a rapid, coordinated, and effective response to the pandemic.

Training, Information, and Resources for Health Care Providers and Organizations

COVID-19 Health Care System Response, Information, and Funding

Technical Assistance and Resources