New York

Kaaterskill waterfall, New York
At a Glance
  • State Population: 19,677,151
  • Local Health Departments: 58
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Flooding, Tropical Storms/Hurricanes
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $19,763,713
    (does not include the $20,055,935 awarded to New York City)
    FY 2021: $19,480,531
    (does not include the $19,398,987 awarded to New York City)
    FY 2020: $18,683,356
    (does not include $18,608,800 awarded to New York City)
    FY 2019: $18,544,755
    (does not include $18,790,865 awarded to New York City)
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    Mpox 2023 funding: $713,458
    Mpox 2022 funding: $455,768
    COVID-19 2021 funding: $66,017,548
    COVID-19 2020 funding: $25,322,468
PHEP-Funded Staff (rounded):
  • Epidemiologists: 3
  • Laboratorians: 10
  • Nurses: 1
  • Planners: 9
  • Other: 48*

*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. Information Sharing
  3. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
  4. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
  5. Medical Materiel Management and Distribution
Stories from the Field
New York Mumps
Managing Vaccination Distribution during Mumps Outbreak

When a mumps outbreak occurred at a university in October 2016, the state activated its PHEP-supported incident management system to work with partners and coordinate a targeted response. Based on the state’s recommendations, the local health department scheduled a two-day vaccination campaign at the university campus, where they used a PHEP-funded, secure, online database to track vaccines administered to students. In addition to the vaccine, the state provided nurses and other medical personnel, all partially funded by PHEP, for this vaccination campaign. As a result, more than 1,500 individuals received the vaccine before the December school break.