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Population Health Resources

Welcome to Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is an important aspect of population health involving cooperation on the parts of the Population Health and Public Policy communities. This page will provide different resources pertaining to infectious diseases, response to natural disasters, bioterrorism, and other overall preparatory information.

Zika Virus



Public Health Emergency

Bioterrorism Preparedness

This section provides information on Bioterrorism such as the release of chemical toxins into the environment or the manipulation of agents found naturally. "Biological agents can be spread through the air, through water, or in food." (DC Department of Health).

Other Emergency Preparedness Guides

Other Hospital Preparedness Guides

These following links provide information and guidelines in the event of an evacuation or the need to transport between floors.