Public Health Preparedness
This portion of the CHFS website is dedicated to helping you be safe. Here, you will find guidelines for you and your family on how to prepare for disasters and links to valuable sources of information.
Since 2001, the Kentucky DPH has received federal funds through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for public health emergency preparedness and planning. DPH collaborates with local health departments, emergency management, hospitals and other organizations to increase the preparedness of the commonwealth.
- Emergency Preparedness: Do you know how to prepare for emergencies and the differences among potential terrorism threats? This section will tell you.
- History of CHFS Emergency Planning: Learn more about early public health emergency preparedness and recent developments in the commonwealth.
- Is Kentucky Really At Risk: This section describes several hazards in the state that you should be aware of.
- Kentucky's Disaster Response Plans: Created to ensure all disaster response phases (pre-disaster, disaster and post-disaster) are in place to protect and effectively communicate with the public during a disaster or public health emergency.
- National Incident Management System was developed to provide health organizations with increased interoperability and compatibility when working among federal, state and local agencies involved in emergencies such as disease epidemics, natural disasters or acts of terrorism.
- What You Can Do To Be Prepared: All residents of the commonwealth need to take steps now to prepare for any type of emergency. This section will show the items you should have in your emergency supply kit in case disaster strikes.
- Reaching Out To Everyone: In the event of a disaster, reaching out is essential to ensure citizens have valuable information. Learn how you can help.
- Other Resources: Informative public health preparedness-related links.