Harrison County, Ohio

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness, or “P.H.E.P.” program, was born in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9-11 after it was recognized that the United States had no uniform countermeasure distribution system in place to respond to biological terrorism attacks such as the deliberate Anthrax release which followed the hijacking of civilian jetliners. 

While Mass Prophylaxis is maintained as program focus, Harrison County PHEP has expanded its role to include an “All Hazards” approach with numerous capabilities which focus on natural biologic threats.  From a ramped up vaccination campaign in  response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009, to our continuing Ebola virus containment planning in 2015, we work diligently collaborating with many partner agencies to protect the safety and health of everyone in Harrison County.  

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For More information:

CDC Emergency Preparedness and You

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/preparedness/index.asp  

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Epidemiology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology  

Infectious diseases tracked  as part of the PHEP Program

  http://www.odh.ohio.gov/reportablediseases  

Be  Prepared

  http://emergency.cdc.gov/  

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

http://ema.ohio.gov/  

Operated as an extension of the Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, 100% of this programs operating costs are funded through Federal grant allocations, meaning no local monies are used to support the Harrison County PHEP Program.

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