Preparedness

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About Us:

Preparedness provides leadership to protect the health of Kansans through efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, infectious disease, terrorism, and mass casualty emergencies. To accomplish this mission, Preparedness is responsible for the following:

  • Health and medical planning and response in Kansas
  • Serves as the coordinating unit for the Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8
  • Maintains the Health Alert Network (KS-HAN)
  • Serves as the grantee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS) health preparedness grants.

Preparedness promotes all-hazards planning, defined as planning in the absence of a specific threat for capabilities that would be required to respond to any emergency regardless of the causative factor. Preparedness prepares a variety of exercise scenarios to contribute toward planning purposes for health preparedness.

 

Preparedness provides leadership to protect the health of Kansans through efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to
and recover from disasters, infectious disease, terrorism and mass casualty emergencies.