Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program
Contact the Bureau of Preparedness and Response
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A23
Tallahassee, FL 32399
The purpose of NEPP is to organize and educate neighborhoods to increase their level of preparedness to handle all types of health-related emergency incidents. The project is designed to engage and mobilize small neighborhood teams to help foster self-sufficiency at the neighborhood residential level. Neighborhood health teams are prepared to collaborate in planning, communicating, and information sharing, and coordinating activities before, during, and after a biological, natural, or man-made emergency. NEPP utilizes personal and community empowerment strategies to mitigate the massive surge on medical resources that can be anticipated in a disaster situation. The residual outcome of NEPP will be to keep thousands of automobiles and residents off the roads and out of the "worried well" surge on limited medical resources. NEPP utilizes a four step strategy in accomplishing this mission through education, planning, preparedness, and building capacity for distributing essential supplies and/or medications.