State and Local Readiness

The Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) helps state and local, and territorial health departments prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. These include natural disasters, disease outbreaks, chemical accidents, and bioterrorist attacks. DSLR monitors and evaluates public health capabilities, plans, and operational readiness of state, local, and territorial recipients. DSLR’s funding and technical expertise supports public health preparedness and response nationwide.