Information for Public Health Professionals

Public health professionals will play an important role in any radiation emergency. Key responsibilities (in addition to traditional public health functions) will include:

To help state, local, and tribal public health professionals develop plans and response capacity for radiation emergencies, CDC has the following resources:


Guidelines & Recommendations

Training & Education

Radiological Terrorism:
Tool Kit for Public Health Officials

A free tool kit for planning and response

To order copies that include this material and information on a medical response to nuclear/radiological terrorism and the role of public health in a nuclear/radiological incident, please send an e-mail to CDC-INFO or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636); TTY: (888) 232-6348.

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Page last reviewed: April 4, 2018
Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Emergency Management, Radiation, and Chemical Branch