DSHS Region 2/3 Community Preparedness Information

DSHS Public Health Region (PHR) 2/3 Community Preparedness Branch


The DSHS PHR 2/3 Community Preparedness Team provides public health leadership and improves the health and well-being in Texas. This is accomplished by promoting health, preventing disease and injury, protecting, and effectively responding to all types of health emergencies, including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters. DSHS plays an important role in emergency preparedness and response during times of disaster. Threats to the public’s health may come from a variety of sources, including pandemics, natural and man-made disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, biological terrorism and radiological events. We ensure critical response efforts are coordinated and standardized via networking and centralizing resources, as well as planning with local jurisdictions and the state’s public and private-sector health care systems across the state.

We provide services to a 49 county region in North Texas following the 15 CDC public health capabilities by active involvement in core public health emergency preparedness activities and functions including:

·         SNS

·         CRI Coordination

·         Preparedness Training, Exercises, and Workshops

General Emergency Preparedness Information can be found here

General Preparedness Information for Professionals can be found here

Upcoming Preparedness Training and Exercise Events 



Quarterly Preparedness Newsletters


Last updated February 12, 2021