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Vision: A community resilient to the health impacts of disasters.

Our mission is to promote and ensure the health and safety of the whole community before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. But we can't do it alone. Here's how you can help keep yourself and your community safe during and after an emergency.

Guidelines to prepare yourself for a disaster

Learn what to do: public health emergencies and dangers

Learn what to do in the event of disaster such as flooding, power outages, carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia and more.
Volunteer for the Public Health Reserve Corps

Take action: volunteer with the Public Health Reserve Corps

The Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC) is a group of local medical and non-medical workers who can augment Public Health as volunteers during a public health emergency or disaster.
For preparedness professionals

Information for preparedness professionals

The Preparedness Section is responsible for maintaining emergency response plans and activating Health and Medical Area Command to direct, coordinate, and mobilize health and medical resources, information, and personnel during emergencies and disasters. We also rely on other preparedness professionals and organizations, including the Northwest Healthcare Response Network and city and county emergency managers.
Emergency preparedness partnerships

Partner with us: build community resilience

The Community Resilience + Equity Program coordinates countywide preparedness efforts with a wide variety of community partners. The team includes a diverse cross section of staff with public health expertise in vulnerable populations, preparedness and infectious diseases.

SMS text messaging for Public Health communication

SMS text messaging for Public Health communication

On-the-ground work and research in text messaging to teach the essential components for developing a texting program for public health organizations and school-based health centers.

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