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Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response (COTPER)

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Photo of the CDC Director's Emergency Operation CenterThe Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response (COTPER) helps the nation prepare for and respond to urgent public health threats by providing strategic direction, coordination, and support for all of CDC’s terrorism preparedness and emergency response activities.

COTPER’s mission is to safeguard health and save lives by providing a flexible and robust platform for public health emergency response (proposed).

Read more about the mission and organization of COTPER…

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COTPER Programs

  • Strategic National Stockpile
    A national repository of antibiotics, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, life-support medications, and medical supplies that can be used to supplement state and local resources during a large-scale public health emergency.
  • Office of Science and Public Health Practice
    Supports the infusion of science into public health emergency preparedness and response activities.
  • Meta-Leadership Summits for Preparedness
    A learning and networking opportunity designed to prepare business, government and nonprofit leaders to act together in times of crisis. Developed in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation.
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
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    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    24 Hours/Every Day
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