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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

The department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness works to prepare our community for natural and man-made disasters. Through the development of plans, training, and community involvement we make Collin County a safer place to live.

Objective and Activities
  • Develop plans and train staff to prepare for natural and man-made public health emergencies

    • This includes plans and training to distribute medication to all of Collin County within 48 hours in the event of a nationally declared emergency.

  • Educate the community on disease prevention and control

  • Organize and conduct training and exercises for Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) deployment, redundant communications, and other response activities

  • Oversee the Collin County Medical Reserve Corps

  • Improve inter-agency and inter-jurisdictional coordination through development of agreements and routine interaction with:

    • Hospitals

    • Schools

    • City emergency management departments

    • Adjacent county departments

    • Texas Department of State Health Services

    • North Central Texas Council of Government

    • North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council

    • Private partners

    • Non-profit, faith-based and community organizations