JCDH will hold a Community Meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 3200 28th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35207 For more information click here.

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.

Emergency Preparedness and You

Many people are concerned about the possibility of a public health emergency such as a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or disease outbreak. You can take steps now to help you prepare for an emergency and cope if an emergency happens. To help you prepare, we’ve provided step-by-step actions you can take beforehand to protect yourself and your loved ones.


Alabama Responds is administered by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to pre-register, manage, and mobilize clinical and non-clinical volunteers to help in responding to all types of disasters. Alabama Responds is part of a nation-wide effort to ensure that volunteer professionals can be quickly identified and their credentials checked so that they can be properly utilized in response to a public health emergency or disaster.

For more information:
ADPH's Volunteer Page
Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Programs and Clinics
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 591-5180
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 715-6121
Hours of Operation:
All Centers 7:45am - 4:30pm   |  For more information, call  (205) 588-JCDH (5234)

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