Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Wisconsin's Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program focuses on preparing for, and responding to, events that pose a substantial risk to the health of the state's residents. Our purpose is to provide information, resources, and expertise to our partners to ready Wisconsin for health threats, emergencies, and disasters.


The CDC’s Center for Preparedness and Response released the new state specific Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement (PHEP) Program Fact Sheets. The PHEP Program Fact Sheets highlight preparedness activities and investments at the federal, state, and local levels, and features stories that demonstrate the impact of these activities. They provide information on PHEP funding from 2016 to 2018 and trends and progress related to the 15 public health preparedness capabilities defined in the PHEP Cooperative Agreement.

The CDC acknowledged the Wisconsin's PHEP program high standards for public health laboratory testing, emergency public information and warning, information sharing, public health surveillance and epidemiologic investigation, and medical countermeasure dispensing from 2016-2018. Learn more about the Wisconsin PHEP program's capabilities (PDF).






Preparedness Systems and Resources

PCA Portal — (Login Required)

The Partner Communication & Alerting Portal (PCA) allows local health and tribal agencies to share documents and collaborate with state agencies.


WI TRAC is a tool that hospitals use to alert and communicate with each other and with their emergency response partners.
Last Revised: March 1, 2019