Emergency preparedness and response topics

Recent incidents
Ongoing incidents and Stories from the Field


Category A Bio Agent fact sheets
Fact sheets in English and Spanish for Category A Bio-Agents (Anthrax, Botulism, Plague, Tularemia, Smallpox and Viral hemorrhagic fevers) and Ebola

Chemical terrorism
Information on biological and chemical threats, benzene, chlorine, mustard gas, ricin, sarin, VX
The Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public is a toll-free hotline for public heath information during public health events/incidents, manned call center that provides consistent, accurate and up-to-date information
CICOmaps, vulnerable populations, access and functional needs, Colorado community inclusion and health workgroup, resource library
Guidelines that provides guidance and support to manage disasters and emergencies within the state of Colorado that threaten health care and public health
Programs and training resources

Disaster Recovery Guide for local public health agencies
A guide to preserving public health and safety after a disaster
A guide for returning to your home after a disaster
Understanding and responding to children in crisis: A resource kit for EMS and emergency department providers
Monthly newsletter created by CDPHE - Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response including program, grant, resource and training updates
Health Alert Network
Public health alerts and prevention guidelines for partners, providers and key stakeholders

Health Care Coalitions
Information about Colorado's nine Health Care Coalition regions
HPP and PHEP funding opportunity announcements and capabilities, contact information
Resources for public, providers, home care to prepare for an influenza pandemic 
National and state legal authority, protective actions 
Special Pathogens
Resources for hospitals, public health officials, health care coalitions, emergency managers and first responders
State of Colorado Hospital Memorandum of Understanding
Voluntary agreement among Colorado hospitals to provide assistance at the time of an event
Resources for public health related trainings and exercises
Information for volunteering in a public health emergency
Resources for public health related wildfires