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Center for Public Health Preparedness and Resilience

CNA's Center for Public Health Preparedness and Resilience helps clients develop, implement, assess and enhance public health and health care emergency preparedness programs. We do this through innovative and customized research and analytical approaches to help clients improve decision-making and operate more effectively.


We strive to improve the lives of people and the communities by strengthening the public health and health care systems they rely on daily and in times of crisis.

CNA's Center for Public Health Preparedness and Resilience has supported HHS on a variety of COVID-19 response initiatives:

COVID-19 Tabletop Exercises: CNA led a community mitigation measures tabletop exercise for the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and for the White House Coronavirus Taskforce.

Exercises in a Box: CNA developed a comprehensive pandemic toolkit to support public and private sector stakeholders conduct a discussion-based exercise to prepare for and respond to an infectious disease pandemic, and another one on the recovery and preparations for a second wave of infections.

Tabletop Exercise: CNA created a situation manual for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that explores key issues and decisions in coordinate mass fatality management during a pandemic.

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