The Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) coordinates efforts to upgrade preparedness for, and response to, infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism and other public health threats and emergencies.
Activities include coordinating the health district's involvement with emergency training exercises to examine aspects of the National Response Plan and National Incident Management System. Exercises test the health district's ability to fulfill their public health mission during a disaster and to update and enhance response plans.
To learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and your family during an emergency visit the Emergency Preparedness webpages.
OPHP also oversees the Medical Reserve Corps, a volunteer reserve of practicing and retired health care professionals that can be rapidly mobilized to aid in medical response during large-scale local emergencies.