Engaging the Private-Sector Health Care System in Building Capacity to Respond to Threats to the Public's Health and National Security: Proceedings of a Workshop

by Board on Health Sciences Policy, Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sc …, Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness fo …, Health and Medicine Division


Disasters tend to cross political, jurisdictional, functional, and geographic boundaries. As a result, disasters often require responses from multiple levels of government and multiple organizations in the public and private sectors. This means that public and private organizations that normally operate independently must work together to mount an effective disaster response. To identify and understand approaches to aligning health care system incentives with the American public’s need for a health care system that is prepared to manage acutely ill and injured patients during a disaster, public health emergency, or other mass casualty event, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a 2-day public workshop on March 20 and 21, 2018. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Table of Contents
  • Front Matter
  • 1 Introduction and Overview
  • 2 Perspectives on the Nation's Capacity to Respond to Threats to Health, Safety, and Security
  • 3 Learning from Experience
  • 4 ASPR's New Vision for a Regional Health Response System
  • 5 Looking to the Future
  • 6 Exploring Opportunities to Improve Private-Sector Investment in Capacity Building
  • 7 Final Thoughts
  • References
  • Appendix A: Workshop Agenda
  • Appendix B: Statement of Task
  • Appendix C: Speaker Biographies

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