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Public Health and Medical Systems
Preparedness and Response

The public health and medical systems were identified as critical infrastructure and vital support functions in the event of any such emergency. In 2002, the Oklahoma State Department of Health formed the Bio-terrorism Preparedness Division, which later evolved to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service, to address the public health and medical implications of a large-scale disaster affecting the state’s population.

Since that time, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service has worked diligently with federal, state, tribal, local, non-governmental and private partners to ensure the safety of all Oklahomans. In addition, the Emergency Preparedness and Response has routinely assisted neighboring states in times of crisis.

Local level planning includes:

  • Pandemic Flu Planning
  • Mass Immunization Prophylaxis Strategy (MIPS)
  • All Hazards Emergency Planning
  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
  • Community Partnership Coalition
  • Regional Medical Planning Coalition

Helpful links and disaster planning:

OSDH Preparedness Link

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

Resources to prepare at home
http://www.ready.gov/

Resources for parents and teachers
www.fema.gov/kids/teacher.htm

Emergency preparedness for business
www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/prepared/

www.disasterrecoveryworld.com/ 

Volunteer With Us

You can help us be better prepared by volunteering as part of our Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response Plans, which include mass vaccination clinics. Signing up with the Medical Reserve Corp will help us find you. Medical and non-medical opportunities are available.

For more information contact:

Amy Allen, RPS
Local Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Cleveland and McClain County Health Departments
Phone: (405) 570-3402
Cell: (405) 570-9816
Email: amyaa@health.ok.gov

 

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