Emergency Preparedness


Public Comment Section

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness accepts public comment on its preparedness and response plans. Please review and send comments to jay.becker@odh.ohio.gov or call Jay at (440) 279-1926

Plans available for review:

2013 Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Plan

PHEP Self Training

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness has prepared the following self-training courses. Please send comments to jay.becker@odh.ohio.gov or call Jay at (440) 279-1926

Self-training available:

Working in a Point-of-Distribution (POD) Self Study 2012

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Geauga County Health District has been involved in emergency and disaster preparedness planning and education for many years. In 2001, the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, as well as the Anthrax attack, caused our nation to be more acutely aware of the possibility of these types of terrorism. In response, the federal government passed The Public Health and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. The act provides grant money for states to improve the infrastructure of their local health departments for bioterrorism response.

In addition, the Health District has been working with the Geauga County Department of Emergency Services (DES) and other local and state agencies to develop Weapons of Mass Destruction plans and general emergency response to a variety of disasters, both natural and "man-caused".

Here are some of the programs the Health District is directly involved with, as well as information from local, state and government agencies involved in emergency preparedness.