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Emergency Preparedness & Response


Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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November 3, 2017

  • CDC provides funding, guidance, and resources that help state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments prepare for public health emergencies.
  • CDC has developed a novel approach to expedite funding during a public health emergency.
  • December 11, 2017, is the deadline for eligible health departments to get preapproved for CDC public health crisis funding to enable a quicker emergency response.

October 13, 2017

June 16, 2017

June 2, 2017

July 31, 2015

December 14, 2012

September 14, 2012

  • Older adults are at greater risk for illness and death [PDF-354KB] during an emergency.
  • During National Preparedness Month, states and communities can review their emergency preparedness plans to ensure they meet the needs of vulnerable older adults.
  • New CDC resources are available that can assist states and communities in planning for the needs of the elderly.

August 12, 2011

July 1, 2011

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.