The Public Health Preparedness and Response 2018 National Snapshot

The Snapshot highlights preparedness activities and investments at the federal, state, and local levels, and features stories that demonstrate the impact of these activities. There are two sections to this report: the Narrative and PHEP Program Fact Sheets.

The NarrativeCdc-pdf describes CDC preparedness and response activities in 2016 and 2017 and demonstrates how investments in preparedness enhance the nation’s ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies.

The PHEP Program Fact Sheets provide information on PHEP funding from 2015 to 2017 and trends and progress related to the 15 public health preparedness capabilities defined in the PHEP Cooperative Agreement.

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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…………………………………………………………………………….12Cdc-pdf

Right Resources, Right Place, Right Time…………………………………………………..16Cdc-pdf

Keeping Lifesaving Research Safe and Secure……………………………………………20Cdc-pdf

Health Security:Improving Response Capacity of Global Partners…………….21Cdc-pdf

Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Operations……………… 24Cdc-pdf

Laboratories: On the Frontlines of America’s Health……………………………….26Cdc-pdf

Emergency Leaders: The Future of Incident Response……………………………. 27Cdc-pdf

Global Training to Protect Us All………………………………………………………………30Cdc-pdf

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable ……………………………………………………………..32Cdc-pdf

The Power of Preparedness: National Preparedness Month……………………34Cdc-pdf

The Opioid Epidemic: An Unprecedented Public Health Emergency……….. 36Cdc-pdf

Three Major Hurricanes Make Landfall in the United States……………………………..42Cdc-pdf

A Complex Threat: The Spread of Zika ……………………………………………………………..46Cdc-pdf

Reaching the Finish Line: Global Polio Eradication…………………………………………….52Cdc-pdf

Medical Countermeasure Distribution and Dispensing……………………………………………………………..56Cdc-pdf

Preparing for the Most Likely Scenarios……………………………………………………………………………………56Cdc-pdf

Increasing Efficiency of Information Sharing…………………………………………………………………………….57Cdc-pdf

Transfering the Strategic National Stockpile…………………………………………………………………………….57Cdc-pdf

Page last reviewed: October 15, 2018