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Preparedness for disasters, both natural and man-made, is a major public health priority. Crook County Health Department collaborates with emergency preparedness leaders at the local, state and federal levels. Emergency preparedness and response plans are actively developed, exercised and revised to improve local responses to: bioterrorism, chemical emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters and other health risks.

CCHD provides outreach to healthcare organizations and various agencies across our county to assist in preparedness education, identify community needs, and maximize existing preparedness resources and networks.

EMERGENCY PERPAREDNESS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITY IN CROOK COUNTY!

- Being prepared can reduce public fear, anxiety, disease and deaths that accompany disasters.
- CCHD preparedness staff establishes and maintains relationships with: local, state and national agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers, regional HAZMAT, pharmacies, and businesses.
- Providing information to the public about what to do in emergency situations is a crucial piece of successful preparedness and response to emergencies.
- Communities, families and individuals hold the potential to reduce the impact of disasters and sometimes avoid threat completely by having individualized plans in place.

ARE YOU READY IF AN EMERGENCY WERE TO HAPPEN?

What about your family? Where will you meet, what will you do, and how will you do it? You plan your vacation. You research your next car or television purchase. Plan also to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible if disaster strikes.

Call Vicky Ryan, Preparedness Coordinator for more information: 541-447-5165.


Resources
Oregon Emergency Management
Crook County Emergency Management
Oregon Health Authority – Public Health
Oregon Health Authority - Ebola
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
American Red Cross (National)
American Red Cross (Local)
Centers for Disease Control
Plan, Prepare, and be Ready
Climate and Health Adaptation Plan (Presentation)
Climate and Health Adaptation Plan (Final)

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