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National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness, 2015

Key Accomplishments

  • Due in large part to PHEP funding and other preparedness investments, the nation is better prepared to prevent and respond to public health emergencies now than before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • Over the past 3 years, PHEP awardees have improved capacity in nearly all high priority public health preparedness capabilities.
  • CDC improved health security by continuously monitoring health threats and preparing the country to be resilient when emergencies arise. During 2013, PHPR: (1) Triaged over 20,000 calls from clinicians, public health agencies, and the public to appropriate subject matter experts including epidemiologists, laboratorians, and biosafety experts, (2) Conducted two notification drills with PHEP awardees to test communication systems between CDC, laboratorians, and epidemiologists (Eighty-three percent of awardees met the 45-minute response time target in the first drill; 94% met the target in the second drill.), and (3) Engaged in 585 Emergency Management Program activities in the U.S. and abroad, including 200 exercises and activations in 28 countries.
  • During 2013,131 CDC field staff were assigned to 50 different PHEP awardee locations. These staff filled critical roles in epidemiology, medical countermeasure management, and technical assistance and were prepared if called upon to assist during public health emergencies.
  •  PHPR improved collaborations with federal partners, such as the Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; state and local public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; and other countries to prevent and respond to public health emergencies.

CDC: A National Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the National Strategic Plan for Public Health Preparedness and Response in September of 2011. As stated in the Strategy, CDC’s preparedness vision for the nation is people’s health protected—public health secured. This is consistent with the Presidential Policy Directive 8, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2020, National Health Security Strategy, and Strategic Plan, the Department of Homeland Security’s National Response Framework, and other national preparedness and response plans and doctrine.

To achieve the vision by 2020, it is essential that partners and stakeholders across public health, healthcare, bio-defense, emergency management, and the private sector, work together. In the next decade, CDC will continue to lead partnerships in the public health system to carry out the public health preparedness mission to strengthen and support the nation’s health security to save lives and protect against public health threats.

CDC Report on Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response – Funded Activities, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plays a key role in preparing our nation for public health threats that include natural, biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear incidents. The vast majority of CDC

preparedness and response activities use an all hazards approach; however, activities have begun that will expand critical capabilities needed for specific public health threats.

 Each year, Congress appropriates Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (TPER) funds to CDC. This funding supports a range of activities at CDC and state and local levels to help develop the capabilities and capacities needed to respond to public health threats. This report focuses on activities supported by fiscal year (FY) 2007 TPER funding at CDC which totaled approximately $1.5 billion.

The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, 2001

The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA) is a template for state health departments to use is state legislative efforts. The template grants public health powers to state and local public health authorities to ensure a strong, effective, and timely planning, prevention, and response mechanisms to public health emergencies (Details Pending).

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