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The Center for Emergency Preparedness (CEP) coordinates Alabama's health, medical, and social services in the event of public health threats and emergencies. Under the state Emergency Operations Plan, Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 includes all medical aspects of an emergency response.

ADPH is the lead agency in ESF 8 and the support agency for healthcare organizations that provide direct patient care in an emergency response. Each of the 11 public health areas has an Emergency Preparedness team devoted to preparedness planning. Team members include some combination of the following roles:

  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
  • Disease Intervention Director
  • Senior Environmentalist
  • Surveillance Nurse
  • Administrative Support Assistant
  • Social Worker

Emergency planning is an ongoing process. Find the latest information and tools available to aid preparedness efforts below. To view a comprehensive list of preparedness related topics, visit the Preparedness A-Z page.

Request for Proposal

The Center for Emergency Preparedness would like to announce a request for proposals (RFP) designed to enhance the department's respirator program through physician clearance for respirator use. Please click on the links for more information. Proposals must be received in the Center for Emergency Preparedness by September 4, 2015 5:00 CDT.

Invitation Letter | RFP

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