Public Health Emergency Preparedness is an important aspect of community health. Having the capacity to respond quickly and effectively in a public health emergency can save lives and minimize the effects of a public health threat. We encourage each local community to understand and become involved in their safety and preparedness activities.
Planning for your Health and Safety
We receive guidance directly from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on responding together effectively in the event of a public health threat. Threats can include the spread of infectious disease, environmental events, biochemical hazards, acts of terrorism, or natural disasters. Our regional leadership group called the Emergency Preparedness Network is made up of local public safety, public health leaders, and nonprofits leaders, who meet bimonthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
How We Help
Activate the Seacoast Medical Reserve Corps/CERT Team for volunteer help at an incident or event
Regularly meet with town leaders to assure Public Health response plans are current
Establish Point-of-Dispensing Sites (PODs) should mass-immunization be required
Assist local officials in setting up a Public Emergency Shelter if necessary
Conduct bi-monthly meetings that provide communication and training to strengthen response
Distribute Public Health advisories and publicize information about health threats
Support local officials during a Public Health emergency
Act as a conduit to the NH Department of Health and Human Services
Lead the multi-agency coordinating entity (MACE) that brings a coordination of advisors together during a regional Public Health emergency