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 Program Contacts

Rebecca Hysing MPH, RS
Supervisor
216.201.2000 ext 1602
rhysing@ccbh.net
Heidi Scaife RS
Supervisor
216.201.2000 ext 1603
hscaife@ccbh.net

 

A public health emergency is any event or situation demanding immediate action on the part of the public health system in order to prevent disease and injury or to help maintain public health within the community. Emergencies can be natural or man-made.

There are steps you can take to minimize risks from known hazards. Planning now can help save lives later.

 

What we do to help prepare for an emergency:

  • Help local communities with preparedness planning and response efforts
  • Help find medicine and medical supplies during a large community emergency
  • Coordinate the Cuyahoga County Medical Reserve Corps

 

  • Take part in disaster preparedness training and exercises to evaluate local emergency response during and after disasters (floods, blizzards, earthquakes, tornadoes), accidents (fires, chemical spills, and broken water or sewer structures), and acts of terrorism.

 

 

Personal and Family Preparedness

There are steps that you and your family can take now to prepare for different types of emergencies. Putting together a family plan will help your family know where each other are when something happens.

It is important that your family is also prepared to listen to instructions from local officials and can respond in a way that keeps you all safe.

You can click on this link to learn more about Personal and Family Emergency Preparedness.

 

RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS

Assisting Dialysis Patients During a Disaster

 

Behavioral and Mental Prep for Children in Disasters

 

Caring for People with Physical Problems During Emergencies

 

Dementia – Normal Behaviors

 

Managing Diabetes in Emergency Situations

 

Preparedness for People with Developmental Disabilities

For organizations and volunteers who, during a disaster or emergency situation, expect to interact with people who have developmental disabilities and/or functional needs, we offer the following information:

 

Working with People with Functional Needs During a Disaster



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