ASPR's mission is to assist the country in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies and disasters. ASPR accomplishes our mission in several ways, including: developing, stockpiling, and distributing response tools against multiple threats; sending clinical response teams to places in times of crisis; and ensuring our healthcare and public health partners have the knowledge and tools they need to navigate today's challenges and confront whatever challenges lay ahead.
A Nation more prepared to prevent, respond to, recover from, and reduce the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.
The ASPR Values are its core beliefs that provide purpose and direction, informing its interactions and decision-making across the spectrum of preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
Setting high organizational standards and seeking opportunities to innovate and improve at all times.
Consistently behaving in a way that our actions and decisions are known to be guided by fairness, transparency, and accountability.
Treating all people with dignity and respect, actively listening to what others say and share, and creating environments that foster collaborative trust.
Dedication to creating and maintaining an open, inclusive, and non-discriminatory environment that nurtures equal opportunity and provides space for differing perspectives.
Commitment to serving
the country and all who live here by building and supporting stronger, more resilient public health and healthcare infrastructure.
The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) leads the Nation's medical and public health preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and emergencies. Events of the last few years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, reinforced the need to prepare for simultaneous and disparate disasters that may strain the U.S. government's ability to respond. Additionally, as a result of climate change, outbreaks of novel viruses and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding, droughts, and wildfires, are all expected to become more frequent and severe, affecting thousands of people every year.
The 2022 – 2026 ASPR Strategic Plan sets the direction of the organization, prioritizes agency actions, and facilitates coordination and collaboration with partners. The development and implementation of this Strategic Plan reflects ASPR's continuing commitment to strengthen our ability to prepare, respond and recover quickly from multiple health threats. This Strategic Plan will allow us to build upon past successes while focusing on the current needs of the nation, inspiring innovation, and pursuing excellence.
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2022-2026 ASPR Strategic Plan