Healthcare Preparedness Toolbox

CDC’s Healthcare Preparedness and Response Team (HPRT) has conducted several meetings and workshops across the U.S. to help communities prepare for medical surge following a public health emergency. These community engagements helped identify pressing healthcare preparedness planning needs at the local level and subsequently informed the collaborative development of several planning resources.

The Healthcare Preparedness Toolbox compiles these resources and provides community planners with an easy-to-use guide to enhance or develop community plans for medical surge.

How to Use the Toolbox

The toolbox is available in two formats:

Toolbox Format

Two icons appear throughout the digital toolbox to highlight links to supplemental resources:

Microsoft Word Document

Downloadable and customizable worksheets in Microsoft Word format


HPA-developed healthcare preparedness tools

Get Started