Public Health Emergency Preparedness

The Public Health Infrastructure (PHI) Grant is designed to develop and maintain a strong public health infrastructure capable of addressing and responding to a bioterrorism, terrorism, unintentional, or naturally occurring event that results in a public health threat or emergency. Communications systems, information technology systems, emergency plans, trainings, and disease reporting and monitoring have been developed and maintained by funds provided by the grant.

CREATE YOUR FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN

FAMILY COMMUNICATION PLANNING

EMERGENCY WALLET CARDS

PARENT EMERGENCY INFORMATION PAPERS

CHILD EMERGENCY INFORMATION PAPERS


Emergency Response Plan for Public Review

The Vinton County Health Department invites the public to comment on the agency's Emergency Response Planning document. The public is encouraged to review the draft document and provide comments via the online survey below. All survey responses are anonymous. No private information is collected from the survey.

Plan: Vinton County Health Department Emergency Response Plan


To address anticipated medical personnel shortages during large-scale emergency events, the Vinton County Health Department has established a Medical Reserve Corps to pre-identify, train, and organize medical and public health professionals to strengthen community health and emergency medical response through volunteerism.

Volunteers needed include:

Physicians
Physicians Assistants
Nurse Practitioners
Nurses/LPN's
Paramedics/EMT's
Pharmacists
Dentists
Mental Health Professionals
Midwives
Radiology Techs
Respiratory Therapists
Veterinarians
Chiropractors
Clerical Staff


For more information on the Medical Reserve Corps and other volunteer programs in Ohio, visit the following links or send an email at the address listed below:

Links:

Volunteering: 
Ohio Community Service Council: http://www.serveohio.org
Ohio Medical Reserve Corps: Medical Reserve Corps