Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response


To create and promote a state of readiness and prompt response to protect the health of Rhode Islanders during catastrophic events, large-scale disasters, and other types of emergencies.

What We Do

  • Work with healthcare providers, public safety agencies, government officials, and the general public, we conduct assessment, planning, and response for a wide range of emergencies.
  • Coordinate education and support services for our partners.

Programs Within

Hospital Preparedness

Medical Emergency Distribution System/Strategic National Stockpile

Pandemic Influenza

External Resources

Web Pages