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Who We Are facilitates communication between federal government agencies and public stakeholders to enhance the Nation's public health emergency preparedness

Objectives of

facilitate communication
To facilitate communication and improves transparency related to public health emergency medical countermeasures by engaging stakeholders in industry and the research and development community.
external stakeholders
To provide external stakeholders with a single point of entry to the U.S. government to discuss products that treat or prevent harm from a threat. Stakeholders with medicalcountermeasures will be routed to the most appropriate department within the federal government for consideration.
flow of information
To facilitate the flow of information between the government and stakeholders in the research and development community by providing up-to-date information on government initiatives and events.

PHEMCE Partners

Agencies which coordinate Federal efforts to enhance preparedness for medical countermeasures (MCM) for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats (CBRN), emerging infectious diseases (EID), medical devices, etc.


Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

BARDA provides a systematic approach to the development and purchase of the necessary vaccines, drugs, therapies, and diagnostic tools for public health medical emergencies.

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Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

ASPR focuses on preparedness planning and response; building federal emergency medical operational capabilities; countermeasures research, and grants to strengthen the capabilities of health care systems to minimize the health impacts of public health emergencies.

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United States National Institutes of Health

NIH is responsible for conducting research to better understand public health threats and establish a foundation for developing medical countermeasures.

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United States Food and Drug Administration

FDA's responsibility is to ensure that medical countermeasures (MCMs)-such as drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests-to counter these threats are safe, effective, and secure.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC leads the emergency preparedness and response activities by providing strategic coordination for activities across local, state, national, and international public health partners.

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United States Department of Defense

The DoD provides the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.

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United States Department of Homeland Security

The DHS is charged with securing the nation from the many threats we face. These threats include natural and man-made biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear threats.

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