Public Health Emergency Preparedness Training Resources

  1. SNS/Medical Countermeasures
  2. Suspicious Activity Reporting
  3. Introduction to PHEP
  4. Disease Investigation
  5. Pandemic Influenza

Strategic National Stockpile and Medical Countermeasures

CDC Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR)
The mission of the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) is to prepare and support partners and provide the right materiel at the right time to secure the nation’s health. DSNS Fact Sheet 

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


CDC's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency (terrorist attack, flu outbreak, earthquake) severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. Once Federal and local authorities agree that the SNS is needed, medicines will be delivered to any state in the U.S. in time for them to be effective. Each state has plans to receive and distribute SNS medicine and medical supplies to local communities as quickly as possible. CDC Office of Preparedness and Response SNS Highlight Video (YouTube)

Introduction to Public Health


Public health problems are diverse and include infectious diseases, chronic diseases, emergencies, injuries, environmental health threats, and more. Learn about public health’s role in smoke-free laws, disease tracking, and hurricane disaster response. Find out how focusing on the health of groups of people has made our lives longer, prevented early deaths, and continues to make us healthier. CDC Introduction to Public Health Video (YouTube)

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities


To assist state and local public health departments in their strategic planning, CDC developed 15 capabilities to serve as national public health preparedness standards. CDC's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning provides a guide that state and local jurisdictions can use to better organize their work, plan their priorities, and decide which capabilities they have the resources to build or sustain.CDC PHEP Capabilities Video (YouTube)