Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program

The Shelby County Health Department’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEPP) identifies, assesses and responds to public health threats to Shelby County and neighboring counties in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

PHEPP recognizes the potential health risks and impacts of an emergency on each community and works to reduce the health effects of disasters when they occur. Through threat assessments, preparedness planning, training, drills and exercises, PHEPP is committed to improving the health and medical aspect of the community.
  1. Cities Readiness Initiative

    The CDC’s Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) is a federally funded program designed to enhance preparedness in the nation’s largest cities and metropolitan statistical areas where more than 50% of the U.S. population resides.

  2. Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition

    The Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition represents a partnership between 18 area hospitals across a two-state, four-county region, the Shelby County Health Department’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, and local Fire/Emergency Medical Services.

  3. Shelby County Medical Reserve Corps

    The Medical Reserve Corps Program includes over 200,000 volunteers in over 1,000 units across the country, ready to respond to emergencies and building resiliency in thousands of local communities through prevention, preparedness and public health activities.

  4. Resources

    Shelby County Emergency Preparedness has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Download the Family Emergency Plan and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends.