Information for Public Health Professionals


Public health professionals will play an important role in any radiation emergency. Key responsibilities (in addition to traditional public health functions) will include:
  • Conducting population monitoring
  • Initiating health surveillance and epidemiological investigations
  • Coordinating the distribution of medical resources and providing guidance regarding the use of altered standards of care and managing scarce medical resources
  • Addressing food and water safety
  • Providing protective action and other key messages for the public and other key audiences
  • Ensuring safe shelter operations

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To help state, local, tribal, and territorial public health professionals develop plans and response capacity for radiation emergencies, CDC has the following resources:


Planning

Other Response Tools and Resources

CDC has many other training and education resources, communication and response tools, and guidance documents for public health professionals and others involved in preparedness and response to a radiation emergency:

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Page last reviewed: August 6, 2021