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State Civil Defense of Hawaii State Civil Defense of Hawaii - FY 2008 Homeland Security Grant Program #2008-GE-T8-0022 since March 1, 2009.

The State of Hawaii's Civil Defense system is comprised of the State Civil Defense and four county civil defense agencies. It embodies emergency management and homeland security functions.. Civil defense structures and missions are consistent with the comprehensive, integrated, all-hazards emergency management system that is supported by the Department of Homeland Security (Federal Emergency Management Agency). The system involves planning, programming, and coordination of disaster preparedness, mitigation programs, and response and recovery operations. The State Civil Defense is funding Pacific EMPRINTS since March 2009 through its FY2008 Homeland Security Grant Program No. 2008-GE-T-0022 to help address emergency management issues here in the State of Hawaii.


Department of Health and Human Services United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) - Grant No. T01HP6427-0100 from September 1, 2005 through February 28, 2009.

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (formerly the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness) serves as the Secretary's principal advisory staff on matters related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. ASPR also coordinates interagency activities between HHS, other Federal departments, agencies, offices and State and local officials responsible for emergency preparedness and the protection of the civilian population from acts of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

The purpose of the Bioterrorism and Curriculum Development Program (BTCDP) is to improve the capability of the Nation's healthcare workforce to respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. The goal of this program is the development of a healthcare workforce capable of demonstrating the ability to: (1) recognize indications of a terrorist event and other public health emergencies; (2) treat patients and communities in a safe and appropriate manner; (3) participate in a coordinated response and, (4) rapidly and effectively alert the public health system of such an event at the community, State, and national level. Bioterrorism includes occurrences, both deliberate and not, that causes human suffering and injury due to exposure to not only biological but also chemical, nuclear, incendiary or explosive agents and other public health emergencies.