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Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R)


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What
The EP&R program develops education and services to effectively respond to any emergency that impacts public health. 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.

Preparation includes:

  • Collaboration and planning with local, regional and state emergency response partners
  • Conducting drills and exercises within the health district

Response includes:

  • Monitoring and surveillance of all communicable disease and investigationof disease outbreaks within the community
  • Dispensation of medication and immunization to limit disease transmission

Call
(434) 972-6200

Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Preparedness and  Response
www.bt.cdc.gov

Virginia Department of Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response
www.vdh.virginia.gov/epr/

Center for Biosecurity
www.upmc-biosecurity.org

National Mental Health Association, “Coping with Disaster”
www.nmha.org/reassurance

Disaster Epidemiology and Assessment
www.cdc.gov/nceh/hsb/disaster/default.htm


Emergency Management Strategic Healthcare Group
http://www1.va.gov/emshg


Last Updated: 08-31-2011

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