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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Emergency Preparedness

Preparing yourself

Learn what to do in the event of disaster such as flooding, power outages, carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia and more. Some fact sheets available in multiple languages.

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.

Public Health response: Health & Medical Area Command Site

Public Health activates the Health & Medical Area Command to direct, coordinate and mobilize health and medical resources, information and personnel during emergencies and disasters.


Learn about the work of the Advanced Practice Center, Healthcare Coalition and the Vulnerable Populations Action Team.

Public Health preparedness plans

Tip sheets for emergency preparedness including bioterrorism, pandemic flu, isolation and quarantine and radiological emergencies.

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.