New York

Kaaterskill waterfall, New York
At a Glance
  • State Population: 19,542,209
  • Local Health Departments: 58
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Flooding, Tropical Storms/Hurricanes
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations: 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic; 2018: Winter Storm Quinn; 2018 Measles Outbreak Response
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2021: $19,480,531 (does not include $19,398,987 awarded to New York City)
    FY 2020: $18,683,356 (does not include $18,045,620 awarded to New York City)
  • CDC Crisis Response Funding: COVID-19
    FY 2021: $66,017,548 (does not include $49,758,827 awarded to New York City)
    FY 2020: $25,322,468 (does not include $24,096,365 awarded to New York City)
PHEP-Funded Staff
  • Epidemiologists: 2
  • Laboratorians: 10
  • Educators: 1
  • Health Professionals: 4
  • Other*: 47

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

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Information Sharing
  2. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  3. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution
  4. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  5. Medical Materiel Management and Distribution
Stories from the Field
New York Mumps
Managing Vaccination Distribution during Mumps Outbreak

When a mumps outbreak occurred at a university in October 2016, the state activated its PHEP-supported incident management system to work with partners and coordinate a targeted response. Based on the state’s recommendations, the local health department scheduled a two-day vaccination campaign at the university campus, where they used a PHEP-funded, secure, online database to track vaccines administered to students. In addition to the vaccine, the state provided nurses and other medical personnel, all partially funded by PHEP, for this vaccination campaign. As a result, more than 1,500 individuals received the vaccine before the December school break.

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