We partner with local and national environmental health organizations to identify needs and develop tools to assist you in preparing for and responding to natural and human-made emergencies, including the awareness, planning, response, and recovery periods of the response.

Wildfire Response Guide

Our new Wildfire Response Guide for Environmental Public Health Professionals identifies the relevant environmental health concerns for each of the key environmental public health areas of responsibility and maps out the corresponding immediate response and recovery objectives. Review and bookmark the guide to be prepared for the next wildfire in your community, even if you’ve never had one. Find template wildfire messages, forms, and guidance documents created and used by jurisdictions.

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HiAP Preparedness Guide

The Health In All Policies Preparedness (HiAP) Guide provides a framework to taking a HiAP approach to public health preparedness to improve the depth and effectiveness of collaboration at all stages of response. | Learn More

Concurrent Disasters Needs Assessment Report

This report is a summary of the identified gaps and challenges faced by local environmental and public health agencies when responding to concurrent disasters and suggests resources to address these challenges. | 2022 Report

Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook

The FEMA Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook (the Tribal Handbook) is a tool for Tribal governments to use in developing a mitigation plan that meets the requirements of Title 44. It focuses on practical approaches for how Tribes can build mitigation plans that reduce long-term risk from natural hazards. | Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook

Preparedness Committee

Our Preparedness Committee brings together public and private sector environmental health and emergency management experts to develop position and policy statements, guidance and resources, and identify training gaps, best practices, and funding. | Preparedness Committee

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