alert - warning

This page has not been translated into Kreyòl. Visit the Kreyòl page for resources in that language.

KPF 5: Augment Provision of Health and Medical Services to the Affected Population

A wide range of public health and medical services – including clinical care, patient movement, medical supply chain logistics, and fatality management – may be needed during the response to and recovery from a biological incident. Due to the size, scope, and/or complexity of a biological incident, these needs may overwhelm existing state and local capabilities and resources, causing significant strain across impacted communities. Limited availability of supplies, space, and personnel during response and recovery should be anticipated during a biological incident. KPF 5 will help planners consider resources needed to provide health and medical services during a biological incident to minimize morbidity and mortality and support stabilization of the Health and Medical Lifeline.