Medical countermeasure policy and implementation development with the PHEMCE is coordinated
by the Enterprise Senior Council, a body comprised of senior leadership from the PHEMCE
agencies which serves as the decision forum for MCM development policy and implementation.
Together, the PHEMCE organizations and agencies work to optimize the Nation's preparedness
for public health emergencies in regards to the development, manufacturing, stockpiling, and
administration of medical countermeasures.
The PHEMCE mission components include:
- Requirements Setting
- Early Stage Research
- Advanced Development and Manufacturing
- Regulatory Science Management
- Procurement/Inventory Management/Stockpiling
- Response Planning, Policy, Guidance, and Communications
- Deployment/Distribution/ Dispensing/ Administration
- Monitoring/Evaluation/ Assessment
In 2012, HHS released the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Strategy
outlining the PHEMCE goals and objectives that will guide the policies and decisions of the
partner agencies in regards to medical countermeasure capabilities that will enable our nation
to have a nimble, flexible capacity to produce medical countermeasures rapidly in the face of
any attack or threat.
The 2012 Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Strategy establishes
the goals and objectives that HHS will use to ensure that medical countermeasures are available
for effective use against the highest priority CBRN threats facing the Nation. The accompanying
2012 PHEMCE Implementation Plan details those programs and initiatives throughout the Department
that will be prioritized in pursuit of the goals and objectives presented in the strategy document.
Both documents together constitute the blueprints the PHEMCE will follow in the near-, mid-, and
long-terms to make the best use of available resources to contribute to national health security.