Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program Missouri 508 Graphics

PHEP Missouri tornado graphic

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program

After a tornado in Joplin, MO, the state used PHEP-funded systems to track 713 individuals who were injured and evacuated them to 42 hospitals. They provided care for dialysis and ventilator-dependent patients, and reduced lead exposure and fungal and mosquito-borne disease.

Learn more: www.cdc.gov/cpr/readiness

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