Emergency Preparedness

  • To prepare for, respond to and recover from health emergencies affecting the State of Tennessee.
  • The Emergency Preparedness Program is responsible for developing plans for the Tennessee Department of Health to protect the health of residents and visitors from the effects      of man-made and naturally occurring events.
Emergency Preparedness Program
  • The EP program coordinates with federal, state and regional partner agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tennessee Emergency Management            Agency and local health departments to identify resource and planning needs.

Six Domains of Preparedness 

Impact Statement Repository

Hospital Preparedness Program Stories from the Field. The Hospital Preparedness Program establishes a nationwide healthcare emergency management system that strengthens the ability of our nation's communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from health and medical threats- saving lives 24/7/365.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Stories from the Field. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program strengthens the ability of our nation's communities to prepare for, withstand, and recover from public health threats- saving lives 24/7/365.

Contact Us

Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness
Tennessee Department of Health
710 James Robertson Parkway
3rd Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-741-7247
Fax: 615-741-3857
Email: EP.response@tn.gov