Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Partnership 

  • Administration for Strategic Preparedness & Response (ASPR): Become a member of the HPH Sector Partnership to receive access to timely information and find opportunities to collaborate with private sector and government partners. Members are able to contribute to developing materials to address key challenges in cybersecurity through numerous task groups and targeted interactions.  

  • Within the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) is designated by HHS to coordinate the activities of HHS as the Sector Risk Management Agency for the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector of Critical Infrastructure and can facilitate membership and connection with other partners throughout the sector, including the Cybersecurity Working Group of the private sector Health Sector Coordinating Council.  

  • More information on the HPH Sector Partnership can be found at, or by email at ASPR CIP provides resources to help address the rising threat of cyberattacks in the HPH sector. 

  • Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC): The HSCC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the critical infrastructure industry partner with the government for coordinating strategic, policy and operational approaches to prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant cyber and physical threats. The council delivers critical assets and services to the public, representing the primary healthcare subsectors of direct patient care; public health; health plans and payers; pharma, blood, and labs; medical technology; health information technology; and funeral homes and mass fatality managers. The HSCC also develops recommendations, best practices and guidance for enterprise cybersecurity improvements and advises government partners about policy and regulatory solutions that facilitate mitigation of cybersecurity threats to the sector.