Public Health Emergency Preparedness
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness 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
If you have questions regarding the Vinton County Health Departments’ Emergency Response Plan, please send an email to our Emergency Response Coordinator, Dustin Hube.
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 Physician’s Assistants
Nurse Practitioners Nurses/LPN's
Dentists Mental Health Professionals
Midwives Radiology Techs
Respiratory Therapists Veterinarians
Chiropractors Clerical Staff
Help others! When you know you are prepared as an individual or as a family, give back to your community by donating items or funds to a local charity or food bank. Additionally, one of the best ways to give back to your community is to donate your time:
Ohio Responds: a personalized volunteer opportunity site shared by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
Medical Reserve Corps: The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds
Serve Ohio: ServeOhio empowers local communities to mobilize AmeriCorps and community volunteer resources to meet their most challenging needs.
Red Cross: An international organization dedicated to providing assistance in a variety of ways