Healthy People Building Strong Communities

Text Size

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Preparedness provides leadership to protect the health of Kansans through efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, infectious disease, terrorism, and mass casualty emergencies. To accomplish this mission, Preparedness is responsible for the following:

  • Health and medical planning and response in Kansas
  • Serves as the coordinating unit for the Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8
  • Maintains the Health Alert Network (KS-HAN)
  • Serves as the grantee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS) health preparedness grants.

Preparedness promotes all-hazards planning, defined as planning in the absence of a specific threat for capabilities that would be required to respond to any emergency regardless of the causative factor. Preparedness prepares a variety of exercise scenarios to contribute toward planning purposes for health preparedness.

The KALHD Preparedness Team works in collaboration with KDHE to develop annual goals and work plan objectives.  The KALHD team is responsible for representing the interests of KALHD members and for sharing information with them.

Visit the Kansas Preparedness Healthcare Coalition Steering Committee page.

View a map of Regional Public Health Preparedness Groups

2017 – 2018 Documents

KDHE Webinar on HCC Restructuring and follow-up email

BP1 Supplemental FOA, related BP1 FOA


ICS 300_400 Offerings_2017

2017 HPP-PHEP Cooperative Agreement Update Email

Award List – LHD’s

2017-2018 LHD-Regional Work Plan version 2

2017 HPP-PHEP FOA Supplemental Documents

Matrix Domains and Capabilities

2016 – 2017 Documents

CDC-RFA-TP17-1701 Final FOA

Memo: Nonrefundable Hotel Room Reservations

Memo: Additional Zika Funding

Hospital Workplan

Healthcare Coalition Workplan

KC CRI Workplan

LHD Workplan

Regional Hospital Workplan

Regional Public Health Workplan

Wichita CRI Workplan

Memo: Clarification of Issues

Memo: Affidavits

PHEP FAQ for Regional Coordinators


Meal Expenses Guidance Memo

Exercise and Budget Guidance

Budget and Affidavit Guidance

Template Information

2016-17 LHD Budget


Child Care Preparedness Information Courtesy of Jason Tiller, Director, Saline County Health Department

2015 – 2016 Documents

2015-2016 LHD Work Plan

2015-2016 Regional Public Health Work Plan

2015 Ebola Supplemental LHD Work Plan

PHEP Ebola Supplement Local Distribution

2015 – 2016 Award Amounts for Distribution to Locals

2015-2016 Community Hospital Contract Deliverables

2015-2016 Regional Hospital Contract Deliverables

2015_2016 FOA

Procedure For Delinquent Contract Deliverables

LHD Risk Assessments

2014 – 2015 Documents

Copy of 2014 – 2015 Local Distribution

Copy of 2014 – 2015 Regional Distribution

2013 – 2014 Documents


2013-2014 LHD Work Plan

2013-2014 Regional Public Health Work Plan

KC CRI Work Plan

Wichita CRI Work Plan

KDHE Preparedness Program Grant Required Documents Home Page

Links to Maps

Peer County Groups Map

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Regions Map

Hospital Bioterrorism Regions Map

Trauma and EMS Regions Map

KDHE District Office Boundaries Map

Homeland Security Region Map

Online Resources

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response

Kansas Medical Reserve Corps

KDHE Disaster Recovery Information

KS Homeland Security

Local Health Department Websites