Framework for Disaster Preparedness and Response: Updated

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Framework for Disaster Preparedness and Response: Updated

Published date

May 3, 2023

In February 2021, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy published a Framework for Private-Public Collaboration on Disaster Preparedness and Response. The report outlined key actions for private and public sector leaders to take in order to better prepare the U.S. for future public health emergencies. The report laid out three priority action areas:

  • Improving data and evidence generation,
  • Strengthening innovation and supply chain readiness, and
  • Innovating care delivery approaches.

Since that time, private and public sector leaders have made some progress on those priorities. The Administration has prioritized supply chain readiness and resilience, and a series of reports in 2021 and 2022 by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set forth concrete steps for continued progress. Private sector stakeholders, both independently and through private-public partnerships, have pioneered innovative approaches for care delivery during emergency circumstances, especially through digital modalities of care. HHS elevated the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR, formerly known as the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response) to an operating division of the Department, and Congress established a new, permanent White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy.

Read the full framework here.

Duke-Margolis Authors

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Christina Bush, MPH

Policy Analyst

Mark McClellan

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Director of the Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy
Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
Margolis Executive Core Faculty

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Frank McStay, MPA

Assistant Research Director

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Thomas Roades, MPP

Senior Policy Analyst

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Morgan Romine, MPA

Chief of Staff
Senior Team Member


Christina Silcox, PhD

Research Director, Digital Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Senior Team Member
Margolis Core Faculty