Emergency Preparedness

Our mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention. VDH Emergency Preparedness involves state, regional and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to all hazards, including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
Healthcare providers can find Healthcare Coalition contact information here.

In celebration of National Preparedness Month in September, many events are planned to encourage Virginia state employees to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

In addition to flu shots provided by Walgreens (free with insurance card), VDH will host the Emergency Kit Cook-Off on September 18th at the Madison building.

State employees are invited to submit recipes that can be prepared using only non perishable pantry items and manual appliances. The deadline is Friday, September 2nd to submit your recipe at https://tinyurl.com/2019EmergencyPreparednessCook. Finalists will be invited to prepare their recipe for the live Cook-Off event on September 18th.

The 2018 finalists did a great job showing that the loss of power doesn’t have to equal loss of taste and that a little gourmet can help provide comfort during an emergency. What a great success to get Virginia state employees prepared for disasters and emergencies.  More information about the event can be found here.


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