Public Health Emergency Preparedness
How to Prepare for an Emergency
Individual and Family Preparedness
Public health is involved in planning for a wide range of public health emergencies including seasonal, pandemic and avian flu, bioterrorism and anthrax. Our Home Care Guide (below) has information and suggestions about how to prepare and care for yourself and your family before, during and after an incident or emergency. Other resources include the American Red Cross, ECHO (Emergency Community Health Outreach), and the Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management.
Community and Faith-based Organizations
Ready.gov has information to help businesses prepare for emergencies.
Home Care Guide
The Minneapolis Health Department has developed this guide to share information and suggestions about how to prepare and care for yourself and your family before, during and after an emergency. This guide helps explain how to care for a sick person at home and when to call for medical advice or assistance.
Family Emergency Planning
The Minneapolis Department of Health has this one-page aid to help your family be prepared for an incident or emergency. This aid provides possible suggestions about information you might want to include in a family disaster plan. It is not all inclusive and should be modified to suit your individual or family needs. Remember to keep your contact information up to date.
Public Health Emergency
Visit the Minnesota Department of Health's website for more information on how to report a possible public health emergency. If this is a life-threatening emergency call 911.
For more information on local, state and federal public health preparedness planning use the resources below.
If you need this material in an alternative format please call Minneapolis Department of Health at (612) 673-2301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.
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Last updated Jul 21, 2015