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Public Health Preparedness


Kentucky Public Health preparedness enhances the capacity of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, local public health departments and the health care system to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.


Public Health is prepared. Kentuckians are protected.


Kentucky's Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8- Public Health and Medical Services

The Kentucky Department for Public Health serves as the lead agency for Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8-Public Health and Medical Services.

The Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 – Public Health and Medical Services Annex defines how Kentucky's ESF 8 agencies will coordinate public health and medical related preparedness, response, and recovery activities for any incident/event (emergency, disaster, exercise, or planned event) that will require state-level coordination. Many of the agencies involved in ESF 8 activities have existing emergency plans and procedures which this annex is designed to complement and support.


Kentucky Health Alerts

Visit Kentucky Health Alerts website to find out up to date information on recent health alerts.


Emergency Preparedness Year in Review

Last Updated 1/27/2017