Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In
​​ ​ ​​​​​
Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT)
Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMATs) are an asset of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and are composed of professional and para-professional medical personnel, supported by pharmacists, logistical and administrative staff that provide medical care during a disaster or other special events.
Mobile Acute Care Response Teams (MAC-T)
The Mobile Acute Care Team (MAC-T) is responsible for providing critical care medical support to public health emergencies and disasters when local resources are non-existent, overwhelmed or otherwise inaccessible. The primary mission of the MAC-T is to provide critical care staging at a Disaster Aeromedical Staging Facility (DASF) in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of State (DoS). Secondary missions include patient evacuation using alternate methods of transport and ICU/PACU/ED decompression.
Patient Movement Resources
The National Response Framework designates patient movement as an Emergency Support Function (ESF #8) mission with the lead Federal agency being the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  HHS coordinates the Federal response in support of emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, patient tracking and distribution. 
Services Access Teams
The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Services Access Teams (SAT) provide resources and assistance to local health authorities throughout the United States. They were created as part of the National Response Framework’s ESF-8 public health and medical asset provisions. They may be deployed in response to an ESF-8 or non-ESF-8 public health emergency. The SAT assesses and monitors ongoing health and human services needs of affected populations and is particularly skilled at serving “at risk” individuals and populations, defined as people who are unable to plan, advocate/or obtain resources and/or services to meet basic health and safety needs.