Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Public Health emergencies can arise anywhere. Infectious diseases, natural disasters, and even terrorism, can impact Montana at anytime.
Public health hazards in Montana may result from communicable disease outbreaks, food and water contaminations, chemical spills, wild land fires and smoke, drought, flooding, earthquakes, tornados, and avalanches.
As part of the DPHHS Communicable Disease Control & Prevention Bureau, the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Training works to help local and tribal health jurisdictions prepare for and respond to health emergencies, coordinate local surveillance and response systems, and keep Montana citizens informed of any public health related emergencies.
Federal grant funds strengthen public health and hospital preparedness on a state, regional, and local level throughout Montana, with the majority of funds distributed to local and tribal health partners.