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Interim Implementation Guide for the National Health Security Strategy

United States Department of Health and Human Services

December 1, 2009

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) was enacted in 2006 to improve the Nation’s ability to detect, prepare for, and respond to a variety of public health emergencies. Among other things, PAHPA directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), to be initially presented to Congress in 2009 and subsequently revised every four years afterward.


USDHHS Interim Guide for National Health Security Strategy