Capabilities for Covid-19 Incident Management

Incident Management consists of one of the fifteen capabilities defined in the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities October 2018 (Updated January 2019) document. The one capability is:

Emergency Operations Coordination is the ability to coordinate with emergency management and to direct and support an incident or event with public health or health care implications by establishing a standardized, scalable system of oversight, organization, and supervision that is consistent with jurisdictional standards and practices and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This capability consists of the ability to perform the functions listed below.

  • Conduct preliminary assessment to determine the need for activation of public health
    emergency operations
  • Activate public health emergency operations
  • Develop and maintain an incident response strategy
  • Manage and sustain the public health response
  • Demobilize and evaluate public health emergency operations

More detailed information about these capabilities and their associated functions is found in the CDC document.

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Incident Management Innovation Ecosystem and Use Cases

Incident Management Community Engagement



Incident Management Data and Analytics

Incident Management Technology Infrastructure


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