U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2016). 2016 Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Strategy and Implementation Plan.
The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) is an interagency coordinating body led by the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), comprising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and interagency partners at the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense (DoD), Homeland Security (DHS), and Agriculture (USDA). It coordinates the development, acquisition, stockpiling, and use of medical products that are needed to effectively respond to a variety of potential high consequence public health emergencies, whether naturally occurring or intentional. This plan describes PHEMCE's priorities for the next five years.