The goal of the PHEP program is to develop effective public health emergency management and response programs nationwide. By the end of the project period, PHEP awardees should build or maintain the necessary elements identified in the Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning to achieve substantial, measurable progress in each of the funded public health preparedness capabilities across the six domains. To achieve this goal, the PHEP strategies and activities focus on 1) areas for which improvement has been identified in drills, exercises, and incident responses across each of the public health preparedness capabilities and medical countermeasure (MCM) technical assistance action plans and 2) program requirements for the project period, both of which are described in more detail in the Strategies and Activities section.
For the 2017-2022 project period, HPP and PHEP awardees must address and comply with joint, HPP-specific, and PHEP-specific programmatic requirements for the strategies and activities listed below, as well as other requirements associated with statute and HHS grant guidance. In completing the program requirements segment of the funding application, awardees must provide updates on joint, HPP-specific, and PHEP-specific requirements.
Joint requirements apply to all HPP and PHEP awardees, including territories and freely associated states. However, ASPR and CDC will provide additional guidance and technical assistance that describe modified requirements for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the freely associated states including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Please refer to the 2017-2022 HPP-PHEP Supplemental Guidelines for these modified requirements as well as specific assurances, program, and administrative requirements for the HPP and PHEP programs.
Awardees are expected to develop and strengthen six domains (Five for HPP) through the implementation of the following strategies and activities during the project period.