Being prepared for public health emergencies is a priority of Horizon Public Health (HPH). With strong partnerships and communication, HPH works closely with various agencies such as health care, law enforcement, emergency management, and schools at the local, regional, and state levels to assure the most effective response to outbreaks of disease and other public health disasters that may affect the citizens of Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse Counties.
A public health emergency is anything that causes, or could cause injuries or illness to a large number of people. Public health emergencies that may affect residents in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse Counties include:
Make sure your family has a plan in case of an emergency. Before an emergency happens, sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supply kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster.
Do you have an interest in helping your community better respond to local emergencies? Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MN Responds MRC) is part of a nationwide initiative to pre-register, manage, and mobilize volunteers to help their communities respond to all types of disasters.
The following resources can help you develop a plan to protect your employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and re-open your business quickly to support economic recovery in your community.
Faith Based Organizations:
Faith-based organizations play a vital role in both preparing for disaster, and in ensuring an inclusive and participatory communitywide recovery from a disaster.
Sample plan templates for Churches: