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Rebecca Curtiss, Chief
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
The Center for Disaster Operations and Response (CDOR) works to protect the health of Iowans by preparing for public health emergencies from threats such as terrorism, to natural disasters like floods and tornadoes, to disease outbreaks like pandemic flu that may affect the health of all Iowans.

The center works with Iowa’s 99 local public health agencies, 118 hospitals, 14 community health centers, the Mesqwaki tribal nation, and other public and private entities by administering federal preparedness funds, providing guidance, tools, and resources to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

No one can predict the next disaster, however you can be assured that CDOR’s work with local partners makes protecting and promoting the health of Iowans our top priority.


2015 Preparedness, Trauma and EMS Update

Posted: Monday, Feb 02, 2015

Find 2015 Preparedness, Trauma and EMS Update documents here.  More >>

Updated Program Planner Area Map

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015

Map of program planner areas.  More >> Information

Posted: Friday, Oct 03, 2014

Documents made available for  More >>

Updates from the IDPH Preparedness, EMS, & Trauma Programs

Posted: Friday, Jun 13, 2014

Newest edition of IDPH Preparedness, EMS, and Trauma Update  More >>

Coalition Tools Released

Posted: Monday, Jan 13, 2014

CDOR has released three coalition development tools  More >>

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