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PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PLANNING

 

 

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A DISEASE OUTBREAK

 

 

 

 

The San Juan County Public Health Service has the capability to provide immunizations and assistance in the unlikely event of a disease outbreak or bio-terrorist attack in our area.  However, a situation like this would require a multi-stage response.  Specifically, if vaccines were required, SJCPHS would schedule each and every resident for an injection within a very short period of time.

In case of a disease outbreak, SJCPHS has detailed protocols for organizing a response of medical professionals and volunteers.  If you have questions about public health emergency planning in San Juan County, please contact Nina Foster, Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator at SJCPHS. 

The public health service has included Biological Agent Fact Sheets that will provide our residents, businesses, emergency partners, and the media with clear and concise information about those agents that could be a threat to our community.  These threats are not only man-made, but natural as well.  If you have any questions, please contact the nursing service at 970.387.0242 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND YOU

 

 

 

The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with disasters of all sorts much more effectively when they do occur. To help, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and provide step by step guidance you can take now to protect you and your loved ones. To learn more, click here: http:emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to know how to be prepared for public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks or natural disasters.  The San Juan County Public Health Service is actively involved in planning to meet public health responsibilities in times of emergency or disaster.  This web site will be an important tool for SJCPHS to communicate with the public before, during and after emergency situations arise. SJCPHS has a role in all hazards preparedness to implement policies or programs and provide health information to the public in order to prevent and mitigate public health emergencies.  SJCPHS has a primary responsibility for responding to the health and medical needs of the public generated by a disease outbreak in San Juan County. SJCPHS has a supporting role in providing technical expertise and assistance to other first responders during other types of disasters in San Juan County.