Northern Mariana Islands

Bird Island, Saipan, Northern Marianas
At a Glance
  • Population: 53,883
  • Local Health Departments: N/A
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Drought, Flooding, Tropical Storms/Typhoons
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $408,982
    FY 2021: $425,119
    FY 2020: $411,502
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    Mpox 2023 funding:
    Mpox 2022 funding:
    COVID-19 2021 funding: $486,640
    COVID-19 2020 funding: $1,109,298
PHEP-Funded staff (rounded):
  • Other: 3*

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

CDC Preparedness Field Staff

1 Career Epidemiology Field Officer
1 Preparedness Field Assignee

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Community Preparedness
  2. Medical Surge
  3. Public Health Surveillance & Epidemiologic Investigation
  4. Responder Safety and Health
  5. Emergency Operations Coordination
Stories from the Field
Northern Mariana Islands Typhoon
Supporting Communities Affected by Intense Tropical Cyclone

After Typhoon Soudelor—one of the most intense tropical cyclones to ever develop in the Northern Hemisphere—PHEP-supported medical teams provided counseling to affected communities. They also transported patients with limited mobility to less affected areas, and supported and inspected shelters. Local PHEP-supported public health staff also supported the response. They performed health assessments at all six shelters in Saipan, educated shelter managers about how to maintain sanitary conditions, and distributed first aid kits, sanitizers, and medications. As a result, the Northern Mariana Islands kept its residents safe and healthy during this emergency.