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Public Health Preparedness

Public Health is prepared. Kentuckians are protected.

Mission: Kentucky Public Health preparedness enhances the capacity of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, local public health departments and the health care system to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health serves as the lead agency for Emergency Support Function #8-Public Health and Medical Services (ESF 8).

ESF 8 is responsible for preparing for, responding to and recovering from an emergency or disaster in coordination with local, state and federal partners.


Preparedness Highlight

Severe Weather Preparedness

This is the time of year for severe weather. Are you prepared?

Kentucky is ranked eighth in the nation for major disaster declarations as of 2013. Fifth in the nation for flooding disasters. Disasters can include tornados, flooding, and damage due to other weather related events.

Take steps to become prepared for a severe weather situation:

Other Resources to help get you prepared:


Kentucky Health Alerts

Visit Kentucky Health Alerts website to find out up to date information on recent health alerts.


Last Updated 3/13/2015
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