The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR)
is the state agency charged with overseeing the health response to disasters
occurring within the borders of West Virginia. Response is undertaken
collaboratively with many partners—local health departments, hospitals and
other health care facilities, physicians and other health care providers, EMS
agencies, Emergency Management agencies, WV Poison Center, etc
the WV Bureau for Public Health, The Center for
Threat Preparedness facilitates advance
planning and preparation for health
disasters. The Center works to
coordinate, support and oversee the effort; much of the work
itself is undertaken by hundreds of individuals, organizations, and
agencies located throughout the state.
The Center began in 2002 and is
supported primarily through federal funding.