Preparedness


CPH Foundation Fact Sheet:

Infectious or food-borne disease outbreaks; severe weather, floods and earthquakes; acts of terrorism; and chemical, nuclear, or biological threats are just a few examples of the range of threats our nation’s public health experts must combat on a 24/7 basis.

Preparedness and Response Fact Sheet.

What can you do to make sure you and your family are adequately prepared? See Ready.gov's recommendations for a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit.

Source Information for our Fact Sheet:

American Society of Safety Engineers - Hazardous Materials Safety Information Guide

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Prepardness and Response 24/7

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Global Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH)

USA Today News -   Cholera Cases on the Rise in Haiti, UN says

New England Journal of Medicine - Will the Food Safety Modernization Act Help Prevent Outbrekas of Food Borne Illness?

*For additional source information please call our office at 202-898-0435 or contact Karl Moeller at KarlM@CPHFoundation.org

Completed CPH Foundation Surveys:

This effort was launched in the Summer of 2009 to collect stories of successful public health efforts.

Florida Public Health and Medical Emergency Preparedness

 

Presentations:

Terrorism and Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response

Dr. Richard Besser, Director of the CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response

Emergency Preparedness & Response:  Progress, Challenges & Opportunities

Dr. Richard Besser, Director of the CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response

 

Publications:

Ready or Not?  Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters & Bioterrorism

Published by Trust for America's Health

Building the Quarantine System

Published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Economic Impact of a Bioterrorism Attack

Published by Emerging Infectious Diseases

Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon

Published by Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Role of Local Health Departments

Published by the National Association of County & City Health Officials