Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for an Emergency

Washington County has the primary responsibility for assuring the overall health of the community in the event of any disaster, either natural or man-made. Public health disasters can pose significant health risks, both physical and psychological. We continually work with state and local partners to prepare for the next pandemic but there are things we all can do as individuals and families to prepare.

Available Resources

Listed below are links to resources available to help with pandemic influenza planning and also links to help individuals and families plan for any type of emergency (i.e. tornadoes, floods, ice storms, etc.):
View the following for more information regarding emergency preparedness for you and your family:

Additional Information

Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO) has developed materials for limited English speaking populations.

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