Disaster Medical and Health Emergency Preparedness



The Disaster Medical Health Emergency Preparedness (DHMEP) unit coordinates with emergency management agencies, community organizations, medical providers, prehospital provider agencies (fire/EMS), hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, businesses and other partners in developing public health and disaster preparedness by dissemination of risk assessments, trainings and public health guidance.

This includes but is not limited to

  • Medical & specialty care surge
  • Disaster planning, exercises and response operations
  • Special event planning
  • Medical Health Operational Area Coordination (MHOAC)¬†Program
  • Ambulance Strike Teams (AST)
  • National Disaster Medical Systems (NDMS) planning and operations with the local Federal Coordinating Center (FCC)
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Mass Prophylaxis
  • Chempack
  • HAvBED: hospital bed availability count (assessment of available hospital beds)
  • NDMS bed count (assessment of available hospital beds)

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Preparing For An Anthrax Attack

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