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Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. Government's principal oversight agency for protecting the health of the public and providing essential human services. Included in that role is a charge to prepare and respond to emerging infectious diseases.

OIG's oversight of HHS preparedness for and response to emerging infectious diseases in the past identified areas of strength and weakness in the Department's efforts. These insights, along with OIG's recommendations, provide useful guidance for improving HHS efforts to protect the public from the threat of infectious diseases.

A compilation of OIG's oversight work related to infectious disease response and preparation is below and will be updated as scheduled work is available.

Last Updated: 05-22-2020