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Critical Infrastructure Protection


Within the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) coordinates the activities of HHS as the Sector Risk Management Agency for the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector of Critical Infrastructure. The Division promotes resilience of the nation’s health infrastructure by leading a dynamic, public-private partnership, drawing from all aspects of the HPH Sector, to prepare for future threats, manage risks, and coordinate effective response. CIP aligns its HPH infrastructure activities through partnerships, focusing on key organizations, executives, emergency managers, and subject matter experts.

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CIP by the Numbers

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Private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators and public sector interagency and cross-juridictional partners collaborate to protect critical infrascture through the HPH Sector Coordinating Councils.
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Partners across the Healthcare and Public Health Sector receive weekly communications with additional bulletins during emergency response.
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Unique organizations have used the Risk Identification and Site Critically (RISC) Toolkit, an objective, data-driven, all-hazards risk assessment tool designed to help healthcare facility owners and operators identify risks in an easy-to-follow format using objective national-level data.
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