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PH Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors


From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "The Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors is an all hazards reference tool for health professionals who are responsible for initiating the public health response during the first 24 hours of an emergency or disaster. It provides useful information on the activation and integration of a jurisdiction's public health system into the existing overall emergency response structure during the acute phase of an incident. It also contains guidance that may be unique to specific types of incidents, such as floods, earthquakes, and acts of terrorism."

The link below provides access to a download that can be printed out on standard letter-size paper. Another "pocket-sized field version" is also available from CDC. It measures 4" x 7.75" and is made of an extremely durable, water-resistant, synthetic material appropriate for field response. To request a field guide or for more information, please contact Martin A. Kalis at (770) 488-4568 or pherg@cdc.gov.

Primary Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Incident Command System


Institutional Author:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





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