ASPR’s response capabilities include distributing MCMs and other critical public health supplies; providing healthcare organizations with equipment to support patient surge; and supporting the healthcare system’s readiness and response capabilities through funding, technical assistance, and sharing of promising practices.
Objective 2.1 Key Milestones:
- Mobilize ASPR resources to equitably distribute MCMs, personnel teams, and other public health supplies to protect the nation during active responses.
- Stay in close communication with SLTT partners to ensure the resources ASPR deploys meet the needs on the ground.
- Identify if and how the Defense Production Act and similar policy levers can be used to quickly increase domestic production of medical supplies and support systems during times of need.
- Use lessons-learned from past incidents to inform federal decision-making and improve response operations.