Through collaboration with the Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response Section faculty have developed relationships with the Fulton and DeKalb County Emergency Management Agencies as well as the County Departments of Public Health focusing on disaster preparedness and response. The faculty also collaborate with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, the State Department of Public Health, as well as FEMA and the CDC. Locally, they collaborate with CEPAR and the Clifton Emergency Operations Group that works to forge partnerships with organizations in the Clifton corridor (VAMC, Emory University, Emory Healthcare, CHOA, CDC and others) to better coordinate preparedness and response activities.