Emergency Preparedness in Public Health

Jasper County Health Department has a strong relationship with Skiff Medical Center and Jasper County EMA.People Under a Tent

Natural or man-made disasters can occur at any time. Local environmental health professionals play an extremely important role in all-hazards emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Their understanding of how disasters impact the environment is essential to protecting public health before, during, and after an emergency or disaster. Carrying out the traditional functions of environmental health, such as safeguarding drinking water supplies, controlling disease-causing vectors, conducting inspections, and ensuring safe and healthy housing environments, may be challenging after extreme events.

Pictured: Kristina Winfield, Public Health, RN; Wendy Hopkins, RN from Skiff  Medical Center and Chair for EMS; Becky Pryor, Administrator for Jasper County Health Department, RN; Josh Harding, Jasper County EMA

Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness Program

The Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness Program provides guidance, information, and resources that assists local environmental health professionals in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the adverse impacts of emergencies and disasters.