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The Public Health Preparedness and Response 2018 National Snapshot

The Snapshot highlights preparedness activities and investments at the federal, state, and local levels, and features stories that demonstrate the impact of these activities. There are two sections to this report: the Narrative and PHEP Program Fact Sheets.

The Narrative describes CDC preparedness and response activities in 2016 and 2017 and demonstrates how investments in preparedness enhance the nation’s ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies.

The PHEP Program Fact Sheets provide information on PHEP funding from 2015 to 2017 and trends and progress related to the 15 public health preparedness capabilities defined in the PHEP Cooperative Agreement.

Prepare

We prepare for public health threats by making sure workers are trained, systems are functioning, and critical medicines and supplies are available before an emergency happens:

Every Response is Local…………………………………………………………………………….12

Right Resources, Right Place, Right Time…………………………………………………..16

Keeping Lifesaving Research Safe and Secure……………………………………………20

Health Security:Improving Response Capacity of Global Partners…………….21

Respond

Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Operations……………… 24

Laboratories: On the Frontlines of America’s Health……………………………….26

Emergency Leaders: The Future of Incident Response……………………………. 27

Connect

Global Training to Protect Us All………………………………………………………………30

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable ……………………………………………………………..32

The Power of Preparedness: National Preparedness Month……………………34

The Opioid Epidemic: An Unprecedented Public Health Emergency……….. 36

Response in Action

Three Major Hurricanes Make Landfall in the United States……………………………..42

A Complex Threat: The Spread of Zika ……………………………………………………………..46

Reaching the Finish Line: Global Polio Eradication…………………………………………….52

Looking Forward

Medical Countermeasure Distribution and Dispensing……………………………………………………………..56

Preparing for the Most Likely Scenarios……………………………………………………………………………………56

Increasing Efficiency of Information Sharing…………………………………………………………………………….57

Transfering the Strategic National Stockpile…………………………………………………………………………….57

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