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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 medical countermeasures supported by BARDA
Tons of cargo shipped by SNS to support U.S. repatriation efforts and state PPE needs
Therapeutic treatment courses administered