Emergency Preparedness and Response in Denver
The Emergency Preparedness team at Denver Public Health specializes in planning, preparing for, identifying, and responding to
all types of public health emergencies. Some of the emergencies that the City and County of Denver could face include:
- Natural Disasters: Snow storms, flooding, tornadoes, extreme heat, etc.
- Disease Outbreaks: Flu, Whooping Cough, Measles, emerging infectious diseases, etc.
- Man-made hazards: Hazardous materials incidents, terrorism attacks, etc.
Regional Efforts to Address Public Health Emergencies in Denver
As a local public health department, most of our work focuses on coordinating regional planning, preparedness and response activities for public health emergencies with other professionals. Specifically, we work in the following areas.
- Provide Education and Outreach to Childcare Facilities and Schools
- Distribute Health Advisories through our Denver Health Alert Network
- Manage Emergency Preparedness Healthcare Coalitions
Prepare Yourself and Your Family for an Emergency
How can you and your family be more prepared for emergencies?