Providers, states & tribes

Providers, states & tribes

As providers, states, and tribes, you have unique concerns when you’re dealing with disasters and emergencies. Here are resources that can help you get ready for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies.


Your main role is to get ready and practice so you’re able to respond to disasters and emergencies. One key part of getting ready is to think about how beneficiaries in your community were affected during other emergencies. Our Center for Clinical Standards and Quality has national emergency preparedness requirements to make sure there’s:

  • Enough planning for both natural and man-made disasters
  • Coordination among federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems

One of our country’s biggest preparedness challenges has been figuring out the right state and local public health preparedness priorities. The CDC has 15 skills that are national public health preparedness standards to help state and local public health departments plan.


The local response is always the first to respond with public health and medical services in a disaster. Local government emergency services are helped by state and volunteer organizations. Federal agencies may be called in to assist when you’re overwhelmed or need more support and resources.

One of the most vulnerable groups during emergencies are the homeless since they may have a harder time getting health care.


Recovery starts when a disaster or emergency starts. Beneficiaries’ lives depend on you to get the health care facilities they need up and running quickly and safely.

Community recovery happens when community partners work together to plan for and support rebuilding public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health systems.

Healthcare COOP & Recovery Planning gives you concepts, principles, templates, and resources to make sure your planning works with current federal continuity and recovery framework guidelines.


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09/06/2023 04:51 PM