May 23, 2017
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Public Health Preparedness Program

Be prepared!The Jackson County HHS Public Health Preparedness program monitors and strengthens the abilities of Jackson County HHS and our healthcare systems to protect the public’s health in disaster situations, such as disease pandemics and epidemics, chemical and radiological releases, severe weather, and natural disasters.

Activities within the program include response plan development; exercise plans; respond to public health threats; host community preparedness education workshops; and present for local, state and federal agencies.

RESOURCES

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides comprehensive information about diseases (including flu), accidents, and emergency preparedness. A helpful “A-Z” index on their site can assist you in finding information quickly.

Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division - Preparedness
Preparedness 101 provides key tips on how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. Learn about potential hazards in Oregon and in your area.

State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Air quality monitoring. Air quality may be affected by events including wildfires and other disasters.

CDC - "Zombie" Preparedness
A humorous website to engage new audiences-especially young adults-with preparedness messages. The idea is that if you are prepared for a zombie attack, you're prepared for anything! This site includes a blog, posters, and a graphic novella that you can download.