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At a Glance
  • State Population: 6,164,660
  • Local Health Departments: 24
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Tropical Storms/Hurricanes, Flooding, Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $11,777,135
    FY 2021: $11,510,060
    FY 2020: $11,105,328
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    Mpox 2023 Funding: $929,118
    COVID-19 2021 Funding: $36,358,851
    COVID-19 2020 Funding: $14,067,743
PHEP-Funded Staff (rounded):
  • Epidemiologists: 2
  • Laboratorians: 3
  • Planners: 2
  • Other: 15*

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

CDC Preparedness Field Staff

1 Preparedness Field Assignee

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Community Preparedness
  2. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Administration
  3. Medical Materiel Management and Distribution
  4. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  5. Information Sharing
Stories from the Field
Maryland Winter Storm
Supporting Winter Storm Jonas Response to and Recovery

In January 2016, Winter Storm Jonas brought almost 30 inches of snow, high winds, and coastal flooding and forced Maryland to declare a state of emergency. Through planning supported by PHEP, the state staffed the state emergency operations center, coordinated with emergency medical services, conducted surveillance for storm-related illness and injury, and communicated with vulnerable groups before, during, and after the storm to ensure their medical needs were met. As a result, the state was able to mitigate cold weather deaths and injuries associated with Winter Storm Jonas.