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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Emergency Management and Public Health

This section contains information that will assist Federal, State, local, Tribal and Territorial emergency planners in all-hazards public health and medical emergency preparedness and response.  It provides useful information about the Federal emergency response structure along with guidance and reference tools for multi-jurisdictional preparedness and planning

The information contained here is not a substitute for emergency preparedness activities and is not intended to replace existing emergency operations plans, procedures, or guidelines within a jurisdiction’s health department, medical system or emergency management agency.  It is consistent with the doctrine, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes in the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).


 Federal Public Health Response  Medical Assistance
 Federal Emergency Preparedness  Medical Surge Capacity Capability
Emergency Support Functions  



  • This page last reviewed: June 11, 2021