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Emergency Prep & Response


Our Focus

The health and safety of the citizens of Jefferson County are our primary concerns. JCDH Emergency Preparedness and Response focuses on preparedness and response activities related to the public health impact of any emergency in the county.

How We Do It

We create guides, plans and templates. We also collaborate with our partners on multiple preparedness and response activities, such as presentations, trainings, drills, and exercises to raise awareness of potential emergencies, the advantages of being prepared and the expectations of local response.

The primary sources of funding for these activities are the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Our Partners

JCDH Emergency Preparedness and Response works in partnership with the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency and the Jefferson County Healthcare Coalition which includes the general public, volunteer organizations, first responders, local governments, education, public works, utilities and healthcare providers including hospitals, long term care facilities and emergency medical services.