Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Public Health Emergencies can Arise Anywhere.
The threat of infectious diseases, natural disasters and terrorism can happen at anytime; no community is exempt. Although Hill County tends to feel removed from the dangers that can occur in larger cities, no community is immune to emergencies. Therefore, it’s imperative that individuals and local agencies have emergency systems in order to be as prepared as possible.
Protecting the health of the public is crucial in emergency situations. Public health emergency preparedness involves cooperation among many private and government organizations in Hill County. Working with our partners helps us to prepare plans to deliver essential public health services to the whole community during an emergency.
Hill County utilizes CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds help in:
- Planning and Assessment
- Surveillance and Epidemiology
- Laboratory Capacity
- Health Alert network (HAN)
- Emergency Risk Communication
- Education and Training