Emergency Planning and Response

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The MSDH Office of Emergency Planning and Response safeguards the health of individuals, ensures the delivery of essential health and medical services, and prepares health professionals for all types of emergencies and natural disasters.


Personal Preparedness

Preparedness Plans

Facilities Preparedness

Professional Preparedness


Preparing Mississippi

MSDH's Office of Emergency Planning and Response has worked to significantly improve Mississippi's emergency response capability. In place now are:

  • A Biosafety Level 3 laboratory with advanced pathogen detection equipment
  • 17 Weapons of Mass Destruction Centers of Excellence in hospitals across the state
  • The satellite-based Health Alert Network, connecting 13,000 Mississippi physicians and facilities
  • A distribution system for emergency medication from the Strategic National Stockpile
  • State and regional bioterrorism response plans and coordinators
  • Nurses trained in bioterrorism issues and diseases in locations statewide.
  • 24/7 information hotline (1-866-HLTHY4U)

MSDH's Office of Emergency Planning and Response is a National Weather Service Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, committed to improving the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water and climate events.

Last reviewed on Oct 4, 2021 request edits

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Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866‑HLTHY4U Contact and information

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