Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response

What is Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)?

Public Health Emergency Preparedness is planning and implementing programs to respond quickly and effectively to threats endangering public health. Midland Health Services is working with community partners, neighboring counties, and state and national agencies to provide our community with the most effective response possible. 

What are PHEP responsibilities?

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Section is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, department-wide approach to public health preparedness and response activities. 

Activities include:

  • Coordinating planning for all-hazards preparedness activities such as Medical Countermeasures Dispensing, Mass Care & Shelter Operations, Volunteer Management and Mass Casualty Response
  • Coordinating competency-based education and training of public health emergency staff through drills and different exercises
  • Conducting Community Risk Analysis and Hazard Vulnerability Assessments