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.


Winter in Wisconsin can be fun and exciting, but sometimes the conditions can become dangerous. Winter storms can sweep through bringing high winds, large amounts of accumulating and drifting snow, ice, and extreme cold temperatures. Being prepared ahead of a storm will help you get through it safely.

Visit our winter weather preparedness page for more information.

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Health Care Emergency Preparedness

Information on hospital preparedness and regional healthcare coalitions, which support communities before, during and after disasters.

Preparedness Resources

Different types of emergencies require different responses. For more information on how to prepare for a variety of emergencies, visit preparedness resources.

Emergency Human Services

The primary mission of emergency human services is to understand what services are needed, and ensure these services are provided quickly to the people who need them most.


Trauma Care Registry

Wisconsin’'s statewide trauma care system collects and analyzes trauma related injury data to provide optimal care of trauma patients and their families.

Emergency preparedness kit

Disaster Volunteer Services

Volunteers are an essential part of emergency response, and can be deployed in the event of an emergency.



Training for health professionals on emergency preparedness and response around the state.

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


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WI Trac is a tool that hospitals use to alert and communicate with each other and with their emergency response partners.


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Preparedness and Emergency Health Care Staff Directory

Last Revised: December 16, 2016