Glossary of Terms
Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement funding
PHEP funds programs and activities to build and strengthen national preparedness for public health emergencies, including natural, biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear incidents.
Level 1 Chemical Laboratories
PHEP directly funds Level 1 chemical laboratories; states and localities may use PHEP or their own resources to fund additional Level 2 chemical, Level 3 chemical, and biological LRN labs, but these additional labs are not reflected here. For the complete picture of the LRN laboratories, please see the 2012 Preparedness Report.
Event(s) supported by CDC's Emergency Management Program
Events supported by CDC could represent an activation, utilization or exercise.
PHEP funded project that focuses on enhancing preparedness in the nation's major metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) where more than 50% of the U.S. population resides.
Human resources includes PHPR-funded field staff who fall into one of the following categories:
- Preparedness Staff
CDC personnel placed at state, tribal, local and territorial locations to support public health preparedness and response
- Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer
- Career Epidemiology Field Officers (CEFOs)
- Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Advanced Practicum Staff
Graduated fellows of CDC’s Public Health Associate Program who are now pursuing an advanced practicum as Public Health Advisor preparedness field assignees.
The intent of the program for Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs) is to use the public health systems research approach to examine the organization, function, capacity, and performance of components in the public health system in preparing for and responding to all potential threats and hazards.
The PERLC provide core competency-based training to state, local, and tribal public health authorities within self-defined service areas and meet partners' unique workforce development needs in the area of public health preparedness and response; providing specialized training, education, exercise consultation and products not addressed through core competency-based curricula.
Strategic National Stockpile Preparedness Course
This is a training provided to state and local health care providers, first responders, and governments. This training explains the SNS Program's mission and operations, and it alerts state and local emergency response officials to the important issues they must plan for in order to receive, secure, and distribute SNS assets.