Fayerweather Island  Bridgeport Connecticut
At a Glance
  • Population: 3,572,665
  • Local Health Departments: 65
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Tropical Storms/Hurricanes, Blizzards, Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations: 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic;  2019: Winter Storm; 2016: Statewide Radiological Drill
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2021: $7,693,758
    FY 2020: $7,514,989
  • CDC Crisis Response Funding: COVID-19
    FY 2021: $21,851,989
    FY 2020: $9,309,998
PHEP-funded staff (rounded)
  • Epidemiologists: 5
  • Laboratorians: 5
  • Health Professionals: 1
  • Other*: 10

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

Top Five Capability Investments
  1. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution
  2. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  3. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  4. Community Preparedness
  5. Medical Material Management and Distribution
Stories from the Field
Connecticut Influenza
Preventing Influenza in Connecticut

The 2017-2018 influenza season was one of the worst in recent history. Connecticut helped prevent new cases by setting up a vaccine clinic and developing risk communication materials.

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Connecticut First Responders
Keeping First Responders Safe

Following the international Ebola outbreak in 2014-2015, Connecticut used PHEP funds to develop an online training program for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers to teach them how to recognize the signs of a contagious blood-borne disease, like Ebola. The PHEP-supported training was submitted to the Department’s Office of EMS for inclusion in ongoing continuing education requirements for EMS providers.

Page last reviewed: January 14, 2022, 01:09 pm