CDC Press Release: CDC accredited for emergency managementCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 11/15/2013 11:22 AM EST
CDC accredited for emergency management
“CDC’s emergency management program has seen the nation through flu emergencies, multistate foodborne outbreaks, hurricanes and more,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “CDC is the first federal agency to attain full accreditation of its emergency management program.”
Accreditation means a program has completed the six step EMAP process, including a self-assessment, an on-site appraisal, and a committee review. The on-site assessment and follow up report includes a summary of compliance against 64 EMAP standards set out in the Emergency Management Standard. Included in the EMAP standards are program management; administration and finance; laws and authorities; operational planning; exercises, evaluations and corrective action; and crisis communication, public education and information.