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VHA Office of Emergency Management

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Partners in VA Emergency Management

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Effective emergency management requires partnership and collaboration. We work with other federal agencies, state and local governments, as well as non-government partners from industries such as education, business, faith-based, community health care and more.

VHA provides health care to Veterans, civilians and emergency responders when necessary through Federal Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). The primary ESF’s VA supports include:

When tasked, the most common partners involved with VA's responsibilities for these ESFs include:

Partners for ESF


  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Government Services Administration (GSA)
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Other Federal agencies may also be tasked depending on the emergency event


  • State Emergency Management Official(s)
  • State Police


  • Local and Community Resources
  • Local chapters of the American Red Cross
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Local Social Service providers
  • Local non-profits
  • Local corporate entities

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