Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC’s Emergency Response
A CDC Report on Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (TPER)-Funded Activities
Friday, January 16, 2009
CDC’s Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER) has released its inaugural report on CDC activities in public health emergency preparedness. The report, Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC’s Emergency Response, explains the key role CDC plays in preparing the public health infrastructure to respond effectively to all types of hazards, and provides an overview of the broad range of preparedness activities receiving Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (TPER) funding. CDC accomplishments in preparedness are described. The report also details how CDC is addressing challenges to achieve its overarching public health preparedness goal: “People prepared for emerging health threats – people in all communities will be protected from infectious, occupational, environmental, and terrorist threats.” The report is an important part of CDC’s overall focus to demonstrate results, drive program improvements, and increase accountability for the country’s investment in public health preparedness activities.
Key Findings (March 3, 2009)
This brochure presents key findings from the CDC report, Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC’s Emergency Response. The key findings summarize FY 2007 TPER-funded public health preparedness accomplishments and priorities as CDC continues to strive toward its preparedness goal.