State Planning Resources
State Emergency Management Agencies
Click on the links below to visit each State Emergency Management Agency.
- Iterim Emergency Mangement Planning Guide for Special Needs Populations
This guide is intended as a tool for State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local emergency managers in the development of emergency operations plans (EOPs) that are inclusive of the entire population of a jurisdiction of any size. It provides recommendations for planning for special needs populations. (August 2008)
AHRQ - Providing Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources:A Community Planning Guide
a questionnaire to assist in assessing the readiness of hospitals and other health care facilities for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) events
- AHRQ's Mass Casualty Event (MCE) planning guide, An interesting and helpful guide relating to providing
mass medical care in situations involving scarce resources. November, 2006
- MMWR: Improvement in Local Public Health Preparedness and Response Capacity, Kansas - 2002-2003, May 13, 2005
- MMWR Brief Report: Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness in State and Territorial Public Health Departments - United States 2004, May 13, 2005
- Bioterrorism and the States: How Much Improvement?
KFF Video by the Alliance for Health Reform and Robert Wood Johnson, December 16, 2004
- Emergency Preparedness, Bioterrorism, and the States: The First Two Years after September 11
Report by Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner, 2004
- Disaster Preparedness and Response in Texas Hosptals: Part I, Bioterrorism, March 24, 2003
- Volume Two: A Governor's Guide to Emergency Management Volume Two: Homeland Security, September 19, 2002
National Governors Association
Provide governors and their staff with policies, procedures, and general information regarding homeland security. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing document regarding various directives and information about homeland security; rather, it should be used as a reference document that addresses the major issues for which a governor and their staff need to know and prepare.
- Volume One: Natural Disasters A Governor’s Guide to Emergency Management (February 27, 2002)
By Ann M. Beauchesne
National Governors Association
Provides governors and their staffs with policies, procedures, and general information regarding emergency management. Reference document that addresses the major issues a governor and their staff need to be aware of and prepared for. Recognizing that disasters can also be manmade, and that all levels of government are taking steps to improve the nation’s capability to deal with terrorism incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological, and chemical).
- The Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Interim Planning Guidance for State Public Health Officials (July 2001)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Planning guide designed to help state public health officials determine the roles of their departments in response to biological and chemical terrorism and to understand the emergency response roles of local health departments and the emergency management system. This planning guidance also can be used to help state health departments coordinate their efforts with the many agencies and organizations at all levels of government that ultimately would respond to a biological or chemical terrorism event.
- Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning: State and Local Guide (101), Chapter 6, Attachment G - Terrorism (April 2001)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Purpose is to aid State and local emergency planners in planning for incidents involving terrorist-initiated weapons of mass destruction.
- Case Definitions for Public Health Surveillance, October 19,1990
By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In the United States, requirements for reporting diseases are mandated by state laws or regulations, and the list of reportable diseases in each state differs. This Web site provides links to the original case definitions as well as the most recent list and uniform criteria of nationally notifiable infectious diseases for state health department personnel to use in reporting.