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Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R)


The district EP&R program coordinates the response of the local health departments to any public health emergency through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention.  We work with local, regional and state emergency response partners to enhance readiness and response to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health emergencies.  Some response measures include, monitoring and surveillance of all reportable communicable diseases and investigation of disease outbreaks within the community; dispensing of medication and immunization to limit disease transmission.  Funding to support these efforts are provided through grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Health Resources Service Administration and the U.S Department of Homeland Security.

Haley Phillips, District Epidemiologist
(434) 947-2692

Senay Ozbay, MPA, AEM, Emergency Planner/ Coordinator

Helpful Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Preparedness and  Response

Virginia Department of Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response

Virginia Department of Emergency Management            

Center for Biosecurity

Last Updated: 07-15-2015

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