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Community Preparedness

Contact the Bureau of Preparedness and Response

  •  850-245-4040

    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A23 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Community Resilience relies on the ability to develop informed, empowered, and resilient healthcare systems and residents. With adequate information, resources, and tools, communities are better prepared to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond, rebound, recover, and adapt to threats and all-hazards.

Cities Readiness Initiative is a federally funded, nationwide project that focuses on enhancing preparedness in the major metropolitan statistical areas where more than 50% of the U.S. population resides. Through CRI, state and large metropolitan public health departments develop plans to respond to a large-scale bioterrorist event within 48 hours.

Community Planners and Childcare Partners contains resources for community pediatric planning, including child care and school planning. For example: Samples and examples of child care facility emergency planning templates, facility emergency operations plans, and community disaster drills.

Community Resilience is the sustained ability to withstand and recover from adversity both short and long term. This page contains links to federal, state, and other resources and publications to assist local communities understand, plan for, and become resilient communities.

Project Public Health Ready is a criteria-based public health preparedness program that assesses local health department capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. PPHR aims to protect the public's health and increase the public health infrastructure by equipping local health departments with sustainable tools to plan, train, and exercise using a continuous improvement model. Florida was the first state to coordinate this national public health program statewide, and encourages all CHDs to participate.