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.