Redefining HHS International Response: Challenges and Recommendations for Interagency Partnerships
Civilian Research Paper, Aug 2008-Aug 2009
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WASHINGTON DC
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The worlds population is growing by approximately 60 million people annually, estimated to reach eight billion by 2030 95 percent of the increase is in the developing world. Where economic growth fails to support population increases, the potential for instability or war will be considerable. Lessons learned from stability operations SO in Afghanistan and Iraq have resulted in transformed U.S. national security strategies for an increased whole of government approach. In 2006, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act PAHPA, established the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response ASPR within the Department of Health and Human Services HHS. PAHPA provided new authorities to HHS, directing the ASPR to provide leadership in international programs, initiatives, and policies that deal with public health and medical emergency preparedness and response. The ASPR international role is developing. A recent RAND report called for U.S. Armys research institutes, such as the U.S. Army War College, to determine how civilian departments and agencies might contribute to a strategic vision for the interagency SO process. This research aims to shape recommendations and priorities for HHS action, fostering interagency partnering in SO.
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