Center for Preparedness and Response
Prepare Your Health encourages personal health preparedness for public health emergencies with practical advice on how to get ready and build resilience.
Prepare Your Health is organized into three categories: Personal Health Preparedness, Plan Ahead, and Create Community. Use the information on these webpages to help you prepare your family for disasters and public health emergencies.
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.