Members & Partners
Featured NCBP Members
Department of Homeland Security
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. DHS has improved biopreparedness and situational awareness by sharing public health and intelligence information with state and local partners through local fusion centers. Intelligence analysts and biodefense experts at the National Biological Threat Characterization Center (NBTCC) conduct studies and laboratory experiments, filling in information gaps to help us better understand and counteract current and future biological threats. DHS also protects the nation’s health security by providing early detection and early warning of bioterrorist attacks. The National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) enhances the Federal government’s capability to rapidly identify and monitor biological events of national concern.
STATE & LOCAL ENTITIES
Carolinas Poison Center serves the people and healthcare professionals of North Carolina by providing information and assistance in the prevention, treatment, and surveillance of poisonings and overdoses. It is currently one of 55 poison centers in the US and is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the state regulatory agency charged with promoting and protecting the South Carolina’s public health and its land, air, coastal resources and water quality as authorized by federal and state law.
Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in Indianapolis, responding to more than 95,000 calls each year. A division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, Indianapolis EMS is a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Eskenazi Health serves as the supervising health system.