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Public Health Preparedness & Response

Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHP&R) is the branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health that monitors and strengthens the abilities of our public health and healthcare systems to protect the public health in disaster situations such as disease epidemics, chemical and radiological releases, severe weather, and natural disasters. Our mission is to promote and protect the public’s health before, during, and after all-hazards events through an integrated public health preparedness system that is robust, resilient, and scalable. Since the start of the PHP&R program in 2002, North Carolina has established a multi-faceted public health preparedness and response infrastructure that involves multiple agencies and includes:

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