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


This guide is intended to assist state, local, and tribal public health professionals in the initiation of response activities during the first 24 hours of an emergency or disaster. It should be used in conjunction with existing emergency operations plans, procedures, guidelines, resources, assets, and incident management systems. It is not a substitute for public health emergency preparedness and planning activities. The response to any emergency or disaster must be a coordinated community effort.

Primary Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Disability, Environmental Health, Natural Disaster, Pandemic Influenza, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





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By Linda Tindall

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Overall Emergency Preparedness Resource
By Mona Arora
This is a good overall source for emergency preparedness but not relevant to working/addressing climate change in health departments.

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