Emergency Preparedness & Response Videos
When a public health emergency happens, what you hear about how CDC responds, is just part of the story.
The video describes what an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is, how it fits within the framework of Incident Management Systems, how it functions and the benefits of establishing one and the importance of routine use in maintaining it.
What CDC is doing to ensure that you and your family are safer and healthier in these ever-changing times.
Take a look behind-the-scenes at the command center and staff responsible for coordinating emergency response to domestic and international public health threats. Since 2001, CDC has responded to dozens of events and incidents including the Anthrax attacks, Hurricane Katrina and SARS, Monkeypox, E. coli, and Novel H1N1 Flu outbreaks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works 24/7 to provide the American public with timely and accurate health information, responding to public health emergencies and natural disasters, and monitoring the spread of dangerous and life-threatening diseases.
Over 2000 CDC Laboratory Scientists work with some of the deadliest health threats in the world to protect Americans. This group is unique in that we are the primary source at CDC that tests and evaluates tissues with unexplained deaths.