Public Health Emergency Preparedness is an important aspect of community health. Having the capacity to respond quickly and effectively in a public health emergency can save lives and minimize the effects of a public health threat. At the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, we encourage each local community to understand and become involved in their safety and preparedness activities.
PLANNING FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
We receive guidance directly from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on responding together effectively in the event of a public health threat. Threats can include the spread of infectious disease, environmental events, biochemical hazards, acts of terrorism, or natural disasters. Our regional leadership group called the Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) is made up of local public safety and public health leaders, who meet quarterly to review preparedness plans and conduct training exercises.
HOW WE HELP
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Contact Jeff Jones, our Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, for more information.