Healthcare and Public Health Sector
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector protects all sectors of the economy from hazards such as terrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters. Because the vast majority of the sector's assets are privately owned and operated, collaboration and information sharing between the public and private sectors is essential to increasing resilience of the nation's Healthcare and Public Health critical infrastructure.
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector is highly dependent on fellow sectors for continuity of operations and service delivery, including
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented within the context of the unique characteristics and risk landscape of the sector. Each Sector Risk Management Agency develops a sector-specific plan through a coordinated effort involving its public and private sector partners. The Department of Health and Human Services is designated as the Sector Risk Management Agency for the Healthcare and Public Health Sector.
Sector Resources and Working Groups
Healthcare and Public Health Sector Working Groups
View the agendas for the Healthcare and Public Health Sector working group meetings conducted under CIPAC from 2020 to present.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designated as the sector risk management agency for the healthcare and public health sector.