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Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness Division is tasked with preparing Public Health, its partners and the community to respond to adverse events that affect the public's health in our community. The Health District maintains plans and policies to address public health events.

Register for the 2019 Tristate Disaster Volunteer Summit! 
September 21st, 2019 in Erlanger Kentucky 
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What is Personal Health Preparedness?

Personal health preparedness is about having the wherewithal to care for and protect your health and wellness in the immediate aftermath of an emergency or disaster. That means having the supplies, skill, and self-confidence to bounce back from a difficult or life-changing event like a natural disaster. Large-scale events, like hurricanes, can cause widespread destruction and long-lasting power outages, disrupt supply chains, and strain public health and health care systems.

When access to resources and the availability of services is limited, it is important to have an emergency supplies kit that includes items from the following categories:


Health District Exercises Point of Dispensing
On February 21st, 2019 the Butler County General Health District exercised a Point of Dispensing (POD) in Liberty Township. This article gives a great overview of the exercise: Health District Exercises Point of Dispensing

In the event of a large scale public health emergency, Point of Dispensing (POD) sites throughout Butler County can be used to dispense medications to a large population of healthy people. The ultimate goal of a POD is to quickly provide medical countermeasures to a large number of people in a short period of time.

Butler County General Health District wants to thank the many volunteers who came out for the exercise, it wouldn't have been possible without them! If you're interested in volunteering, please read more about the Butler County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit below.
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Butler County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit
The Butler County MRC Unit is a member of the Tristate Medical Reserve Corps. Volunteers are an important piece of the Butler County General Health Distrit's Emergency Preparedness program. To learn more information, or to sign up and volunteer, please visit: www.swoph.org/tristate

Situational Awareness
CDC's List of Current Outbreaks and Incidents
Federal Emergency Management Agency Website
Butler County Emergency Management Agency Website

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program:
Ohio Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program Fact Sheet