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A CDC-funded research center creating validated criteria and metrics for public health emergency preparedness

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Researchers investigating emergency preparedness and public health system issues:
Learn about the activities and findings of LAMPS research projects.

Public health practitioners working in emergency preparedness on local, state, and national levels:
Access tools developed by LAMPS to support your efforts.

LAMPS is not a resource for actual emergencies. Up-to-date information is available on CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response website:


"Be Prepared: The Boston Marathon and Mass-Casualty Events"

Paul Biddinger, MD, LAMPS principal investigator, co-authored an article affirming the need to "examine experiences together, plan together, and train together" in New England Journal of Medicine. Read more...