Emergency Preparedness

Our mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention. VDH Emergency Preparedness involves state, regional and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to all hazards, including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
Healthcare providers can find Healthcare Coalition contact information here.


In celebration of National Preparedness Month in September, Richmond-area offices held an Emergency Kit Cook-Off. Employees submitted recipes that could be prepared using only nonperishable pantry items and manual appliances. The finalists did a great job showing that the loss of power doesn’t have to equal loss of taste and that a little gourmet can help provide comfort during an emergency. Recipes can be found here.

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