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Strategy Division

Strategy Division

HHS/ASPR/ICC Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements

The ASPR/ICC Strategy Division’s oversees a strategic approach to ASPR priorities and provides an anticipatory, long-term perspective on national health security to advance preparedness and response initiatives for the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and HHS Secretary.

The Strategy Division is a functional division with a programmatic focus that can span all of ASPR’s program areas. Strategy regularly monitors information from across ASPR, public and private partners, the federal interagency, and State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) partners and facilitates coordination of these partners to improve programmatic efficiencies.

The team leads the development of strategic documents, including national-level documents, to galvanize national health security efforts. Through threat analysis and trend forecasting, the Strategy Division formulates strategic recommendations for ASPR leadership to ensure a unified approach to addressing emergency events and emerging medical and public health issues.


  • Maintain awareness of initiatives and strategic developments regarding the healthcare system, scientific research, emerging technologies, and other industries with potential healthcare implications.
  • Employ tools and techniques such as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis; Political, Economic, Social, and Technological (PEST) analysis; and strategic foresight to facilitate the identification of public health and medical issues (e.g., trends, threats, challenges, gaps, or questions).
  • Coordinate relationships with internal and external stakeholders; promote ASPR’s mission and priorities; and create synergistic opportunities to build, strengthen, and inform ASPR’s programmatic policies and operational activities.