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 Wisconsin Health Emergency Preparedness Program uses several alerting and informational systems to provide situational awareness and communication methods among partners during emergencies. DHS has created one page fact sheets detailing how Wisconsin uses the systems:

Woman makes an emergency phone call.



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 — (Login Required)

WI TRAC is a tool that hospitals use to alert and communicate with each other and with their emergency response partners.
Last Revised: April 18, 2017