Calhoun County Public Health Department's Emergency Preparedness division's goal is to develop and enhance emergency response plans and partnerships with public health in the community to prepare for a public health emergency. Public health emergencies may be due to outbreaks of infectious disease, acts of terrorism, and other public health threats and emergencies. In addition to the overall coordination, funds are provided to enhance communications and technology, improve disease surveillance, provide education and training opportunities for public health staff on various emergency preparedness issues, and improve the ability to communicate/disseminate health risk information.
As many of you know, tornadoes have plagued many throughout the United States this year. For information on how to prepare for a tornado and protect your family, please visit our Personal Preparedness web page.
Although each public health jurisdiction has its own workplan, the areas of emphasis and funding are determined by Michigan Department of Community Health.