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Details for Service Public Health Preparedness and Response
Service Name Public Health Preparedness and Response Program Name Access, Outreach
Goal Expand awareness, understanding and use of information to enhance the health and safety of North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults have access to consistent and accurate health and safety information through outreach and education.
Division Division of Public Health
Service Description

This service is designed to protect everyone in North Carolina by increasing the ability of the public health system to prepare for, detect, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. These emergencies might include acts of terrorism, disease outbreaks and natural disasters.


This service provides training, planning and technical consultation to all local health departments (LHDs); seven Public Health Regional Surveillance Teams (PHRSTs); other state agencies; hospitals; health care providers; and law enforcement, emergency management and other response partners. It works to ensure a coordinated federal, tribal, state, regional and local response to public health emergencies.


Activities include:

  • Training, planning and technical consultation.
  •  Exercises to evaluate response plans.
  •  Laboratory services.
  •  Information technology services.
  • Supporting other state agencies, including the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, General Communicable Disease Control, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, and Health Promotion.
Web Site https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/phpr/ Year First Initiated 2000
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details For selected services, competitive bidding is solicited following Division policy. Aid-to-County is allocated by formula.
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Federal Code of Federal Regulations SEC391(A)317(K)OFPHS42U.S.C.SEC241A242B

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023
As of the month of September 2022
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2023 SFY 2022-2023 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 4,060,843 840,377 3,220,466
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 957,518 275,952 681,566
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 5,561,004 2,318,228 3,242,776
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 10,579,365 3,434,557 7,144,808
Receipts-Federal 8,720,343 3,007,147 5,713,196
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 8,720,343 3,007,147 5,713,196
General Fund Appropriations 1,859,022 427,410 1,431,612
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0