Fayerweather Island  Bridgeport Connecticut
At a Glance
  • State Population: 3,626,205
  • Local Health Departments: 65
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Tropical Storms/Hurricanes, Blizzards, Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $7,756,083
    FY 2021: $7,693,758
    FY 2020: $7,514,989
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    Mpox 2023 Funding: $400,810
    COVID-19 2021 Funding: $21,851,989
    COVID-19 2020 Funding: $9,309,998
PHEP-funded staff (rounded)
  • Epidemiologists: 2
  • Laboratorians: 5
  • Planners: 2
  • Other: 13*

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

CDC Preparedness Field Staff
  • 1 Career Epidemiology Field Officer
  • 1 Preparedness Field Assignee
Top Five Capability Investments
  1. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Administration
  2. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  3. Community Preparedness
  4. Emergency Operations Coordination
  5. Volunteer Management
Stories from the Field
Connecticut Influenza
Preventing Influenza in Connecticut

The 2017-2018 influenza season was one of the worst in recent history. Connecticut helped prevent new cases by setting up a vaccine clinic and developing risk communication materials.

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Connecticut First Responders
Keeping First Responders Safe

Following the international Ebola outbreak in 2014-2015, Connecticut used PHEP funds to develop an online training program for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers to teach them how to recognize the signs of a contagious blood-borne disease, like Ebola. The PHEP-supported training was submitted to the Department’s Office of EMS for inclusion in ongoing continuing education requirements for EMS providers.