Grand Teton Mountains, Wyoming
At a Glance
  • State Population: 581,381
  • Local Health Departments: 25
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations: 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $5,210,000
    FY 2021: $5,210,000
    FY 2020: $5,169,900
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding
    Mpox 2023 funding: $170,440
    COVID-19 2021 funding: $4,384,938
    COVID-19 2020 funding: $4,567,500
PHEP-Funded Staff
  • Epidemiologists: 1
  • Laboratorians: 3
  • Planners: 4
  • Other: 8*

*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. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  3. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
  4. Emergency Operations Coordination
  5. Medical Material Management and Distribution
Stories from the Field
Wyoming Eclipse
Keeping People Safe during the Great American Eclipse of 2017

In 2017, a solar eclipse captured the interest of America, with millions of people rushing to the so-called “path of totality”, which included parts of Wyoming. PHEP-funded staff helped areas of the state expecting an influx of people by ensuring consistent communication via satellite phones, keeping the community informed on eye safety and other eclipse activities, and preparing for a surge in hospital patients. Additionally, PHEP funds allowed for stockpiles of antibiotics, medical supplies, and the vehicles to transport them if necessary. Due to such extensive planning, Wyoming safely accommodated 1.5 million visitors during the eclipse without incident.