Public Health Preparedness

The Public Health Preparedness program is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, department-wide approach to public health preparedness and response activities. Activities include:

  • Coordinating planning for all-hazards preparedness activities such as the CDC Strategic National Stockpile program, the CDC Cities Readiness Initiative and the TDSHS Public Health Preparedness grant
  • Providing scientific and clinical oversight for public health preparedness activities
  • Assuring public health response functions in the context of the National Incident Management System
  • Preparing for, preventing, responding to and recovering from public health emergencies
  • Coordinating competency-based education and training of public health emergency staff; conducting drills and exercises