Health security encompasses many threats to U.S. national interests and the American people, from global outbreak and pandemic surveillance and response, to growing drug resistance, managing technological advances in gene editing, strengthening vaccine confidence, and assessing the impacts of conflict, natural disasters, and other humanitarian emergencies on health systems. The United States has articulated approaches through the Global Health Security Agenda, launched in 2015 with other nations, and the National Biodefense Strategy, released in 2018. However, there remains a need for a stronger, more coherent, better integrated, and more reliably financed U.S. approach to health security.
The CSIS Global Health Policy Center analyzes how U.S. policies and programs must be adapted and capacities strengthened, in both global health and international security, to advance U.S. national interests in the coming years. Topics explored include: contributions of the U.S. DOD to combat infectious disease; cultivating health security partnerships with governments in geopolitically significant regions; assessing the successes and sustainability of the Global Health Security Agenda; and tracking the epidemiological spread and policy response of the U.S. and key governments to the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic.
The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security is our signature effort to bridge political divides and build a U.S. doctrine of continuous prevention, protection, and resilience. We lead a distinguished and diverse group of high-level opinion leaders from both the health and national security worlds, including members of Congress, officials from previous administrations, and leaders from industry, foundations, universities, and non-governmental organizations. The Commission charts a bold vision for the future of U.S. leadership in global health security – at home and abroad, a goal more necessary now than ever.
The Commission has convened experts privately and publicly to discuss these pressing challenges and has produced briefs and reports outlining policies to best address them. In its final report, Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Global Health Security (November 2019), the Commission articulated a robust, long-term approach to ensure continuous protection and resilience against health security threats. To learn more, visit the Commission’s website: https://healthsecurity.csis.org/.
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Event by J. Stephen Morrison and Anthony Fauci — September 19, 2022
A Fireside Chat with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Event by Rochelle Walensky , Julie Gerberding , and Tom Inglesby — August 30, 2022
Event by Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK-04) , Julie Gerberding , and Susan Brooks — May 25, 2022
Event by J. Stephen Morrison , Julie Gerberding , Susan Brooks , Raj Panjabi , and Elizabeth Cameron — May 18, 2022
Report by Thomas Cullison and J. Stephen Morrison — May 6, 2022
Event by J. Stephen Morrison and Scott Kirby — March 2, 2022
Event by Katherine E. Bliss , James Andrew Lewis , J. Stephen Morrison , Heidi J. Larson , and Mollyann Brodie — February 4, 2022
Commentary by Katherine E. Bliss and J. Stephen Morrison — January 13, 2022
Event by J. Stephen Morrison and Anthony Fauci — January 11, 2022
Report by J. Stephen Morrison , Susan W. Brooks , and Julie L. Gerberding — January 10, 2022