Public Health Preparedness & Response

The Public Health Preparedness & Response Division leads the agency's preparedness and response activities by providing strategic direction, support, and coordination for activities with local, state, national, and international public health and emergency management partners. The programs within this divsion include: Infectious Disease Surveillance, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), & All-Hazards Planning.

CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of State and Local Readiness, administers funds for preparedness activities to state and local public health systems through the Public Health Preparedness & Response (PHPR) cooperative agreement.

This Division is committed to its role in an all-hazards approach to public health that addresses threats posed by varied causes whether natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, criminal and terrorist attacks and/or catastrophic events.