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PHPPO strives to attain its vision through a focus on the public health system.
We focus on four elements essential to an effective, vibrant and strong community public health presence: the public health workforce, organizational effectiveness, the scientific capacity of public health laboratories, and the systems that manage public health information and knowledge.
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives - this site is designed to assist the leaders of Faith-based and
Community Initiatives in identifying CDC and ATSDR resources that
are available to support community health improvement programs.
Public Health Preparedness and Response Capacity Inventories
The State and Local Preparedness and Response
Capacity Inventories tools are a resource that can be used by state
and local health agencies to assess their capacity to respond to
bioterrorism, outbreaks of infectious disease, and other public
health threats and emergencies. The Capacity Inventories include
measures to enable voluntary assessment of progress towards meeting
the benchmarks and critical and enhanced capacities described in the
CDC grant guidance for Fiscal Year 2002 Supplemental Funds for
Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism
2003 Statewide Homeland Security Grants Program
The Department of Homeland Security's Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP), working with CDC, is conducting a national assessment of emergency preparedness of all state and local jurisdictions. This site provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the public health aspects of the process and how it relates to other emergency preparedness assessment activities.