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Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot

The Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot 2017 demonstrates how federal investments enhance our nation’s ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. It is our most recent annual report where we present activities that occurred during 2015 and 2016. We spotlight select examples of our work that help inform our actions and investments going forward.

Ready for Emergencies

The 2017 Snapshot highlights activities that occurred during 2015 and 2016 in the framework of three priorities. As our work is crosscutting, please read each section to get a full understanding of how our work integrates all levels and disciplines of public health throughout CDC, across sectors, and the globe.

Prepare

We prepare for public health threats by making sure workers are trained, systems are functioning, and critical medicines and supplies are available before an emergency happens:

Every Response is Local: Connecting with States………………………………….12

Health Security: How is the U.S. Doing?…………………………………………………15

Right Resources, Right Place, Right Time………………………………………………16

Keeping Lifesaving Research Safe and Secure……………………………………….20

Respond

We respond to emergencies with experts who stand up quickly when disaster strikes:

Four Responses at Once: An Unprecedented Challenge…………………………. 24

Special Section: 2016 Zika Response………………………………………………………..26

Laboratories: On the Frontlines of America’s Health……………………………….34

Emergency Leaders: The Future of Incident Response……………………………. 35

Connect

We connect strategically and effectively, bringing people together with the resources they need, sharing our best knowledge, and supporting our partners at every level and in every sector:

Global Training to Protect Us All………………………………………………………………38

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable ……………………………………………………………..40

The Power of Preparedness: National Preparedness Month……………………42

Communicating in Emergencies……………………………………………………………… 44

Our Zika Response

The spread of Zika virus has presented a complex challenge for the nation and the world. As public health responders and organizations raced to mount a response to Zika virus, many questions needed answers. CDC scientists and responders were activated in CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), This section of the National Snapshot captures work accomplished through CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response in support of the Zika response.

Looking Forward

Our nation is facing urgent public health emergencies, from Zika virus to the

growing opioid epidemic. As we meet these new challenges, we cannot let our

guard down.

Readiness to Respond……………………………………………………………………………49

Delivering Results through Partnership………………………………………………….50

A World of Protection…………………………………………………………………………….51

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program Fact Sheets

CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response provides funding and technical assistance to build public health preparedness and response capabilities nationwide. Most significantly, the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement provides funding to 50 states, 4 cities, and 8 U.S. territories and freely associated states.

To learn more about PHEP funding for these locations, click on a jurisdiction in the map. The tab “Fact Sheet” provides links to the newest data in the 2017 report as well as our National Fact Sheet.

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