Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning, March 2011 [open pdf - 2MB]
"State and local public health departments are first responders for public health incidents, and CDC remains committed to strengthening their preparedness. CDC's [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning will assist public health departments in developing annual and long-term preparedness plans to guide their preparedness strategies and investments. These standards will be refined over time as emerging evidence becomes available to advance our preparedness knowledge. [...] The public health preparedness capabilities are numbered and presented alphabetically in this document. 1. Community Preparedness 2. Community Recovery 3. Emergency Operations Coordination 4. Emergency Public Information and Warning 5. Fatality Management 6. Information Sharing 7. Mass Care 8. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing 9. Medical Materiel Management and Distribution 10. Medical Surge 11. Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions 12. Public Health Laboratory Testing 13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation 14. Responder Safety and Health 15. Volunteer Management".
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/