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Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R)


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

(434) 972-6200

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Preparedness and  Response

Virginia Department of Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response

Center for Biosecurity

National Mental Health Association, “Coping with Disaster”

Disaster Epidemiology and Assessment

Emergency Management Strategic Healthcare Group

Last Updated: 08-31-2011

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