Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Blizzard HighwayDPH’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response funds preparedness activities to local public health departments and Blizzard Highwaydistricts through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement and other funding. Through these resources, OPHPR helps public health departments improve their ability to respond to a range of public health incidents and build better prepared communities.


Along with the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), this program represents a critical source of funding and support

for the state’s health care and public health systems

The programs provide resources needed to ensure that

local communities can respond effectively to infectious

disease Hurricane Irene Connecticut Shoreoutbreaks, natural disasters, or

chemical, biological, or radiological nuclear events.

Administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PHEP funding is used to advance public health preparedness and response capabilities among state and local health departments. Preparedness activities funded by the PHEP cooperative agreement are targeted specifically for the development of emergency-ready public health departments that are flexible and adaptable.

To learn more visit the CDC's PHEP page

Click here for more information about PHEP in Connecticut


For more information about how PHEP supports Connecticut

communities, please contact the DPH Office of Public Health

Preparedness and Response at (860)509-8282.