The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) leads the country in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the adverse health effects of emergencies and disasters by supporting our communities' ability to withstand adversity, strengthening our health and response systems, and enhancing national health security. ASPR's Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) meets the information and technical assistance needs of a wide variety of partners and stakeholders (e.g., regional ASPR staff,
entities, and emergency and traditional
providers). Access our fact sheet for more information.
*As we were going to press with this issue, the National Weather Service issued advisories regarding Hurricane Harvey. Please check out our Hurricane Resources at Your Fingertips and After the Flood: Mold-Specific Resources documents for helpful preparedness and response information.
The ASPR TRACIE team spent the summer collaborating with our Subject Matter Expert Cadre to develop resources that can facilitate and enrich our stakeholders preparedness and response activities. This issue of The Express includes links to new tools for
coalitions (HCCs), information on upcoming ASPR TRACIE webinars, recent webinar recordings, links to new resources, reminders regarding the CMS Emergency Preparedness (EP) Rule, and an update on