New HHS Emergency Preparedness Resource

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality


In 2014, the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) created the Technical Resources Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE) to meet the needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.

ASPR TRACIE supports timely access to information and promising practices, identifies and remedies knowledge gaps, and provides users with responses to a range of requests for technical assistance.  Watch this short demonstration <> on how to navigate through the ASPR TRACIE website. ASPR TRACIE is comprised of three complementary domains: Technical Assistance (TR), Assistance Center (AC) and Information Exchange (IE).  HHS is continuously updating and adding new functions to ASPR TRACIE, so keep visiting the site at or contact them at 844-5-TRACIE (844-587-2243) and <>.


Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15