NYSDOH Statewide Public Health Preparedness Volunteer Program

Licensed professionals who would be willing to volunteer their services in the event of a public health emergency. The purpose of this Volunteer Practitioner Program is to assure that the entire State has adequate resources to prepare for and respond to any public health emergency, whether it is a declared disaster or other non-declared emergency affecting public health. Volunteers could be needed to respond to natural disasters, accidents, or terrorist attacks, and during events where operations are compromised by physical damage, loss of electrical power, or other causes. Emergencies might range from single- jurisdictional events such as a single anthrax letter to regional events such as a multi-county ice storm, to statewide events such as a severe hurricane. More information can be found with this document.