Access the links below for some additional resources on emergency preparedness resources.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
- National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness Program creates new tools and improves existing ones to help local health departments enhance their readiness to respond to public health emergencies and other disasters. NACCHO’s Advance Practice Centers (APC) Program is a network of local health departments that develop resources and training on topics such as biosurveillance, risk communications, countermeasure distributions in the event of a public health emergency.
- The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). HSEEP, maintained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Parepardness Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security, provides standardized methodology and terminology for designing, developing, conduct, and evaluating exercises related to potential emergencies, as well as improvement planning. HSEEP constitutes a national standard for all exercises.
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The CERT Program educates members how to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their communities.
- Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The MRC is comprised of organized medical and public health professionals who serve as volunteers to respond to natural disasters and emergencies.
- Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Public health preparedness and response activities within DPH include providing direction, coordination and assessment of all activities that ensure state and local readiness, interagency collaboration and preparedness for potential public health emergencies, such as bioterrorism.
- Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) of Connecticut's Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. DEMHS directs and coordinates resources to protect Connecticut residents in the event of a disaster or crisis, through a collaborative program of prevention, planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and public education.