Health Planning and Preparedness

​The Anchorage Health Department’s Operations Center is currently operating under condition NORMAL. There are no active public health emergencies. This message is current as of May 28, 2019 and will be updated weekly, or as needed.

The Public Health Emergency Information telephone line is 907-343-4000.


The Anchorage Health Department's Emergency Preparedness (EP) Program develops, coordinates and executes plans, policies and procedures, for public health disaster response to protect the health of the Anchorage population.

AHD is prepared to respond to three core public health response missions in the event of a natural, technological, or human caused disaster in the community.

Mass Care

May include evacuation, people sheltering and pet sheltering activities.

Mass Casualty

May include support to local hospitals through the establishment of alternate care sites, assisting with local patient movement or providing coordination support and assistance during fatality management if warranted.

Mass Prophylaxis

May include large-scale antibiotic or vaccine dispensing in the rare event of an infectious disease emergency due to a bioterrorist attack or other large scale natural disease outbreak, or pandemic. 

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