Public health emergency planners help to ensure that communities are ready in the event that disaster strikes. Public health emergency planners develop checklists, plans, and guides that assist agency leadership and staff their citizens.
It is important that public health emergency planners in other jurisdictions share best practices and lessons learned with each other. The following resources can be of assistance. For questions or more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New York State Resources
- Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: The NYS OEM Planning Section, in conjunction with the New York State Emergency Management Association (NYSEMA), develops tools to assist emergency managers and planners in formulating, developing and writing emergency plans.
- Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Program: a network of local health departments with the mission to promote innovative and practical solutions that enhance the capabilities of all local health departments and the public health system to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies (National Association of County & City Health Officials).
- Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plan: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, Version 2.0, November 2010 (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
- Lessons Learned Information Sharing: Library of exclusive documents and user-submitted materials related to all aspects of homeland security and emergency management (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
- Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance: Disaster Planning and Response Guidance
- State & Local Preparedness: includes preparedness planning tools, guides, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs), and other helpful aids (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
- Center for Biosecurity of UPMC: The center’s mission is to strengthen U.S. national security and resilience by reducing dangers posed by epidemics, biothreats, nuclear disasters, and other destabilizing events.
- Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP): works to prevent illness and death from targeted infectious disease threats through research and the translation of scientific information into real-world, practical applications, policies, and solutions.
- The Center for Public Health and Disasters: promotes interdisciplinary efforts to reduce the health impacts of domestic and international, natural and human-generated disasters (University of California,
- Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI): an interdisciplinary research and graduate and undergraduate training center focused on the development of theory, data, metrics, methods, applications, and spatial analytical models for understanding the newly emergent field of hazard vulnerability science (University of South Carolina).
Last Updated: January 16, 2013