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Preparedness Resources

CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) provides funding and technical assistance to build public health preparedness and response capabilities nationwide. Most significantly, PHPR's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement provides funding to 50 states, 4 cities, and 8 insular areas. To learn more about PHEP funding for these jurisdictions, and obtain other information about preparedness activities, click on a jurisdiction in the map below. Alternatively, each individual jurisdiction’s information can be accessed through the alphabetized list located under the map.

After clicking on a jurisdiction, you can navigate between three tabs.

  1. “PHEP Funding Details” provides funding amounts for fiscal year 2016.
  2. "Local Stories" provides links to local preparedness stories.
  3. "Performance Metrics" provides links to the CDC annual preparedness report and the jurisdiction's individual performance fact sheet.

Recommended Resources

CDC/OPHPR seeks to create a culture of collaboration and visibility among our partners. If you are interested in learning more about our partner strategy, internal collaboration for preparedness, or partner outreach activities, check out our recommended resources.

Lessons Learned Information Sharing (

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Lessons Learned Information Sharing ( is a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency program. serves as the national, online network of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency management and homeland security communities. This information and collaboration resource helps emergency response providers and homeland security officials prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other emergencies. provides federal, state, local, tribal and territorial responders and emergency managers with a wealth of information and front-line expertise on effective planning, training, and operational practices across homeland security functional areas. includes a library of exclusive documents and user-submitted materials related to all aspects of homeland security and emergency management. Lessons Learned, Good Stories, Notes from the Field, Trend Analysis and Practice Notes produced by are researched in consultation with subject-matter experts or identified in after action reports, but should not be considered peer-reviewed research.

Online Community Spotlights

Are you looking for innovative ways to collaborate and network with colleagues across the nation and world? OPHPR has taken the time to review and recommend a few online portals where you can join special interest groups related to your own areas of interests or work.

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Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)

DHS LogoThe Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is a national secure and trusted web-based portal for information sharing and collaboration between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners engaged in the homeland security mission. HSIN is made up of a growing network of communities, called Communities of Interest (COI). COIs are organized by state organizations, federal organizations, or mission areas such as emergency management, law enforcement, critical sectors, and intelligence. Users can securely share within their communities or reach out to other communities as needed. HSIN provides secure, real-time collaboration tools, including a virtual meeting space, instant messaging and document sharing. HSIN allows partners to work together instantly, regardless of their location, to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate.

To learn more about COIs, contact HSIN Mission Advocates via e-mail at HSIN.Outreach@HQ.DHS.GOV