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Division of Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Division of Emergency Preparedness & Response (DEPR) is the emergency preparedness and response arm of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The division serves to protect the health of Michigan citizens before, during and after an emergency through the integration of public health and medical preparedness initiatives and by leveraging diverse partnerships. DEPR maintains a dual role in both preparedness planning and in emergency response. These activities encompass all hazards, including natural and man-made disasters, acts of bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other emergencies that impact the health of the public.

Additional Resources

Health Care Preparedness Planning

Information on Medical Surge Planning, MI Volunteer Registry, Pharmaceutical Cache Development, and Emergency Preparedness Regions.

Public Health Preparedness Planning

Information about MIHAN, Risk Communication Materials, SNS, Tribal Governments, and Local Health depts.

Training and Events

Contains links to MI health preparedness trainings & resources

Contact Information

Contact information for Bioterrorism Emergency Notification phone lines and DEPR

Guardian of Public Health Newsletter

Read current and past issues, and subscribe to the DEPR newsletter The Guardian of Public Health

Partner Resources

Information, materials, and other resources for professional partners of DEPR

Potassium Iodide

Information about Michigan's potassium iodide distribution program