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Available resources relating to the Stop the Bleed Campaign.

The BioWatch Program

The Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch Program provides early detection of a bioterrorism event and helps communities prepare a coordinated response. The combination of detection, rapid notification, and response planning helps federal, state, and local decision-makers take steps to save lives and mitigate damage.

Written testimony of OHA and S&T for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications hearing titled “Improving the Department of Homeland Security’s Biological Detection and Surveillance Programs”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Assistant Secretary Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield, and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers address DHS’ biological detection and surveillance programs. 

Written testimony of S&T Under Secretary, OHA Assistant Secretary, and DNDO Director for a House Committee on Homeland Security joint subcommittee hearing titled “Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bolstering DHS to Combat Persistent Threats to America”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary  Dr. Reginald Brothers, Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield, and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Director Dr. Huban Gowadia address DHS’ work to strengthen departmental unity of effort with regard to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats to the nation.

DHSTogether

DHSTogether, under the Office of Health Affairs, is a DHS-wide initiative focused on resilience and suicide prevention.

Statement for the record of OHA and CBP for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing titled “Ebola in the Homeland: The Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner address OHA’s and CBP’s roles in the Federal government’s Ebola response.

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