Public health Preparedness
Within public health, public health preparedness is concerned with ensuring community health and safety through preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This is done through disease surveillance and investigation, development of plans aligned with federal and state guidelines, collaboration, coordination and communication with public health partners, stakeholders, industry and emergency responders during each phase of the public health emergency.
Role and Responsibility:
- Provide support and structure to build and strengthen our ability to respond to a variety of public health threats
- Provide strategic planning utilizing the 15 public health preparedness capabilities outlined in the Centers for Disease Control http://Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities