Emergency Preparedness


The Emergency Preparedness staff works in promoting public health emergency planning and response. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Continuity of operations in public health regions
  • Mass dispensing of antibiotics/vaccine
  • Planning for response to disease outbreaks or acts of bioterrorism
  • Public education regarding emergency planning
  • Recruitment and training of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers

As Tennessee moves forward with the responsibilities laid out in the All Hazards Act, the Emergency Preparedness Team will strive to have a positive impact on public health systems across the region by encouraging the development of strong all-hazards planning and support at all governmental and agency levels.