EPIC Partners

CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) works with a variety of national and international partner organizations including community- and faith-based organizations, professional associations, nongovernmental organizations, and government agencies. Some of our partners also operate on a regional, local, or community level.

Our partners uniquely understand the needs of the people they serve. These organizations rely on their relationships to help us distribute emergency public health information from CDC during times of planning or crisis. Our partners also provide us with valuable insights into what information the people they serve need, and how best to deliver it. Sharing information with our partners allows us to help people stay safer and healthier during a public health emergency, especially some of the people most vulnerable to public health threats.

Please explore below to learn more about some of the EPIC partners. Organizations interested in becoming EPIC partners should email epic@cdc.gov.

EPIC Exclusive – Featuring Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Corporation for National Community Service Disaster Response Team gathered together for a group picture

One of CNCS’s Disaster Response Teams

What is the mission of your organization?
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. CNCS’s mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

What is the role of your organization in a public health emergency?
Our Disaster Services Unit leads and coordinates National Service support between our programs, FEMA, state service commissions, and other partners and stakeholders during disasters and emergencies. While CNCS is not officially tasked with public health emergencies, through our National Service programs, our members and volunteers may assist with public health information distribution and support services at the local, state, and national level. During the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis, National Service members and volunteers distributed water, assisted with water filtration supply access and installation, and supported information distribution to all parts of the community.

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EPIC Partner List

Page last reviewed: May 1, 2019