Emergency Preparedness and Response

Three Rivers Health, along with the resources of VDH, works with local government, healthcare providers, law enforcement, fire and rescue, schools, and non-profits to ensure integration of agency resources in community emergency planning. Three Rivers Health participates in state and local emergency trainings as well as conducts emergency training for our professionals.

We make it our mission to effectively respond to any emergency impacting the public health of our communities through an all-hazard approach to preparation, collaboration, education and rapid intervention.  Our efforts involve state, regional and local partners working toward common goals to enhance readiness during an infectious disease outbreak such as pandemic flu, a bioterrorism event, a nuclear disaster, or a natural disaster such as a hurricane.

Funding to support these efforts is provided through grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Health Resources Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Three Rivers Health is accredited by the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) program. Project Public Health Ready is a competency-based training and recognition program that assesses preparedness and assists local health departments or groups of local health departments working collaboratively as a region to respond to emergencies. It builds preparedness capacity and capability through a continuous quality improvement model.

Emergency Coordinator
(804) 758-2381 ext 34