Center for Preparedness and Response
Every September, the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) along with its preparedness and response partners in government, private and public health, and academia come together to observe National Preparedness Month (NPM) and encourage year-round personal and community preparedness for disasters, disease outbreaks, and human-caused emergencies.
This year, CPR is marking the occasion with the release of a new Personal Health Preparedness Digital Toolkit.
CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement program is a critical source of funding, guidance, and technical assistance for state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments to strengthen their public health preparedness capabilities.
Since 9/11, the PHEP program has saved lives by building and maintaining a nationwide public health emergency management system that enables communities to rapidly respond to public health threats.
Disasters and outbreaks often occur unexpectedly. Outbreaks are just a flight away, and weather systems can rapidly turn severe and damaging. This series—for public health and emergency response leaders, legislators, public health lawyers—can help you prepare for, respond, and recover from future public health emergencies.
This series is a partnership with the National Governors Association and the American Bar Association.
COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts.
CDC’s Health Alert Network (HAN) is CDC’s primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.