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.