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.
Working with healthcare providers, public safety agencies, government officials, and the general public, we conduct assessment, planning, and response for a wide range of emergencies. We also coordinate education and support services for our partners.
Maintains and improves the health system capacity and capability in order to respond to public health emergencies (more)
Maintains the state's Medical Emergency Distribution System plan to receive and distribute medical countermeasures and medical supplies (more)
Prepares the State of Rhode Island for response to an influenza pandemic (more)