Public Health Preparedness
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Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Being prepared for public health emergencies is a priority of Napa County. We work with our partners throughout Napa County and at the state and regional levels to assure the most effective response possible to outbreaks of disease and other public health disasters, including a bioterrorist event.
Our programs are designed to respond quickly and effectively to threats endangering the health and safety of the public. Examples of these threats are:
The Napa County Public Health has developed Emergency Operations Plans to guide health an medical emergency response. Plans include information on emergency response organization, assignment of tasks, specific policies and general procedures, and coordination of planning efforts using Standard Emergency Management System (SEMS)/National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Napa County Public Health works closely with local health care facilities and providers to provide support so they will be able to respond to a public health emergency.
There are many types of disasters that can happen in Napa County. Some events increase the demand for healthcare services so much that we may need to supplement the services regularly offered. In such a situation, called medical surge, Napa County may have to rely on volunteers to provide some health care services.
The Napa County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program can work with your school or after school program targeting children in grades K through 3. This initiative works to lower school absences by increasing good hygiene skills to stop the spread of illnesses caused by coughing and sneezing, like the flu.