The Summit County Emergency Preparedness Program continues to work on ways to improve the health department’s capacity to respond to public health emergencies. Efforts include developing and updating emergency response plans, managing the local Medical Reserve Corps unit, integrating health department plans with other emergency response agencies in Summit County, participating in training exercises, and coordinating with other local health departments and the Utah Department of Health.
Below is a brief summary of planning and response topics that are addressed by the Summit County Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness Program, including links to pages with more information.
A Public Health Emergency is defined as an emergency need for health care services to respond to a disaster, significant outbreak of an infectious disease, bioterrorist attack, or other catastrophic event.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of trained volunteers that respond to incidents affecting the public health of a community. These may include infectious disease outbreaks, disasters, or other large-scale incidents. MRC volunteers also participate in training and community events that enrich the health of communities and encourage emergency preparedness for everyone in Summit County, Utah.
If you would like to apply for the Summit County Health Department MRC, visit https://redcap.link/applyschdmrc to access our application.
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Pandemic influenza is a worldwide outbreak or epidemic of the highly contagious influenza (flu) virus. A pandemic may occur when a flu virus mutates into a new type or strain.
The SNS has large quantities of medicine & supplies to protect the public if there is a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.