Emergency Preparedness and Response

 

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (PHEP)

Three Rivers Health District, 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 District participates in state and local emergency trainings as well as conducts emergency training for our professionals.

We support 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, COVID-19, 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.

Contact Information:

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 

Phone:  804.758.2381 ext. 25

Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of locally led units of medical professionals and support volunteers.  The Three Rivers Health Medical Reserve Corps began in 2008. Volunteers support the health district in both emergency and non-emergency situations. The MRC collaborates with local hospitals, local county governments, the American Red Cross, and community emergency response teams (CERT) to increase capacity in emergencies. The MRC also participates in education, training, and exercises. For more information or to volunteer.

MRC units throughout the state actively improve and protect their community’s public health by supporting:

  • Health education and preventative health screenings.
  • Efforts to provide medical services to at-risk populations.
  • Communicable disease outbreak response.
  • Volunteer emergency preparedness training and exercises.

Local, state and national response to terrorism attacks and disasters; providing staffing support for medical services, emergency shelters, mental health outreach, dispensing sites for medications and vaccinations, disease investigations and environmental health efforts for food and human safety.

To become a VA Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer, please submit an application in the Virginia Volunteer Health System.

Contact Information:

Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator:  

Phone:  804.758.2381 ext. 14

Email:  threeriversmrc@vdh.virginia.gov

Disability, Access and Functional Needs (D/AFN) Registry

The D/AFN Coordinator provides planning, coordination, evaluation and monitoring of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery and mitigation efforts with a focus on incorporating people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, or conditions in Three Rivers. 

If you or someone in your household has a disability, access or functional need, please click the form links below to download a D/AFN Registration Form. Registration forms can be returned to your local health department. 

Vulnerable Population Registry Application        Vulnerable Population Registry Application Spanish

Contact Information:

Three Rivers Health District D/AFN Specialist

Phone:  804.758.2381