At a Glance
  • State Population: 3,177,772
  • Local Health Departments: 4
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Snow, Flooding, Fires
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $7,297,816
    FY 2021: $7,157,460
    FY 2020: $6,924,768
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    Mpox 2023 funding: $525,690
    COVID-19 2021 funding: $19,014,644
    COVID-19 2020 funding: $6,532,739
PHEP-Funded Staff (rounded):
  • Planners: 3
  • Other: 7*

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

CDC Preparedness Field Staff

1 Career Epidemiology Field Officer

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  2. Emergency Operations Coordination
  3. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Administration
  4. Community Preparedness
  5. Volunteer Management
Stories from the Field
Nevada Flood
Ensuring Safety of Vulnerable Residents during Flooding

In the winter of 2017, Nevada experienced high amounts of rain and snowfall, leading to a record level snowpack in northern Nevada, and eventual flooding throughout the state. PHEP-funded staff used a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data system, known as emPOWER, to identify medically vulnerable residents. Specifically, PHEP-funded staff ensured that the local health department used emPOWER data efficiently to conduct door-to-door outreach to those most vulnerable. PHEP-funded staff evacuated and provided outreach for more than 300 households and communicated directly with 166 residents most at risk during this disaster to ensure their health needs were met.