The Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness (HCP) was initiated in 2000 as part of a network of CDC Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) program to strengthen terrorism and emergency preparedness by linking academic expertise to state and local health agency needs. Core HCP partners include:

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American Red Cross
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Homeland Security and Defense Consortium Association
International Association of Emergency Managers
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas University School of Medicine
Kentucky Department of Public Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Missouri Emergency Management Agency
National Association of City and County Health Officers (NACCHO)
Naval Post Graduate School
St. Louis Area regional Response System
Saint Louis City Department of Health
Saint Louis County Department of Health
St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency

Saint Louis University School of Public Health
Saint Louis University School of Public Health Institute for Bio-Security (IBS)
United Way
United Way 211
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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Preparedness Guidance Documents

Homeland Security Act (2002)

Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (2007)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive / HSPD - 5

Homeland Security Presidential Directive / HSPD - 7

Homeland Security Presidential Directive / HSPD - 8

Homeland Security Presidential Directive / HSPD - 18

Homeland Security Presidential Directive / HSPD - 21

Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (2006)

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (2006)

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program - Website

Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Training Program (HSEEP) Volume III: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

Targeted Capabilities List (TCL)

National Response Framework (2008)

National Response Framework (2008)

FEMA National Planning Scenarios

National Health Security Strategy (2009)

Interim Implementation Guide to National Health Security Strategy (2009)

FEMA Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters (2010)

National Infrastructure Protection Plan (2009)

CDC Preparedness Goals

CDC - Strategic National Stockpile

Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8 – Public Health and Medical Services

CDC - Cities Readiness Initiative

CDC - Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant Guidance (2011)

CDC Public Health Preparedness Capabilities (2011)

ASPR – Hospital Preparedness Program Guidance (2011)

Informational Websites

CDC - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response - Website

Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR - Website)

National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)

Community & Regional Resilience Institute

Community Emergency Response Team

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)

Citizen Corps

Medical Reserve Corps

DHSS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

International Association of Emergency Managers

Center for Homeland Defense and Security

Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association

Missouri Department of Public Safety-Office of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA-Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

Department of Homeland Security

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