We are pleased to announce the release of the
National Health Security Strategy and Implementation Plan
(NHSS/IP) 2015-2018 which informs priorities, activities, and
resources over the next four years to protect people’s health
before, during, and after incidents with health consequences. The
strategy provides a call to action for community organizations,
academic, businesses, as well as local, state, tribal, and
federal agencies, to improve health security.
The NHSS contains five strategic objectives in which federal
agencies will focus resources and programs and recommends that
non-government organizations, businesses, and state and local
agencies do the same between 2015 and 2018.
These strategic objectives are:
Build and sustain healthy, resilient communities.
Enhance the national capability to produce and effectively
use both medical countermeasures and non-pharmaceutical
Ensure comprehensive health situational awareness to support
decision-making before incidents and during response and recovery
Enhance the integration and effectiveness of the public
health, healthcare, and emergency management systems.