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Region 1 PH Emergency Preparedness
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response (PHEPR) program prepares public health staff, health care providers, and other community agencies to respond effectively to public health emergencies in Snohomish County. We also lead Public Health emergency preparedness for Region 1 which includes: Island, San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. In the event of an emergency, the Snohomish Health District will communicate with the public through the local media. Information will also be posted to this website.
Resources:
List of Resources:
General Emergency Preparedness Information
  1. CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response  web
    CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response
  2. Children’s Emergency Preparedness  file
    American Public Health Association
  3. Department of Health Emergency Factsheets  web
    Department of Health Emergency Factsheets
  4. Emergency preparedness game for kids  file
    American Public Health Association
  5. Long Term Care Facility - Hazard Assessment  file
    Disaster Preparedness Plan Hazard Assessment For Long Term Care Facilities
  6. Long Term Care Facility - Template  file
    Disaster Preparedness Plan Template for use in Long Term Care Facilities
  7. Long Term Care Facility - Template Direction  file
    Directions for Use: Disaster Preparedness Plan For Long Term Care Facilities
  8. Preparing at work for an emergency – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  9. Preparing at work for an emergency – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  10. Preparing for a flood – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  11. Preparing for a flood – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  12. Preparing for a heat wave – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  13. Preparing for a heat wave – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  14. Preparing for a power outage – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  15. Preparing for a power outage – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  16. Preparing for a winter storm – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  17. Preparing for a winter storm – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  18. Preparing for an earthquake – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  19. Preparing for an earthquake – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  20. Preparing your pets for an emergency – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  21. Preparing your pets for an emergency – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  22. State of Washington Emergency Information  web
    State of Washington Emergency Information
  23. Your guide to preparing for public health emergencies  file
    Snohomish Health District
Flu Preparedness
  1. Department of Health H1N1 Flu Information  web
    Department of Health H1N1 Flu Information
  2. Flu information for kids – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  3. Flu information for kids – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  4. H1N1 Fact Sheet – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  5. H1N1 Fact Sheet – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  6. Preparing for the flu – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  7. Preparing for the flu – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
Creating an Emergency Preparedness Stockpile
  1. Creating a stockpile on a budget – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  2. Creating a stockpile on a budget – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  3. Creating your water stockpile – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  4. Creating your water stockpile – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  5. Emergency supplies checklist  file
    American Public Health Association
  6. Grocery shopping list for emergency supplies – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  7. Grocery shopping list for emergency supplies – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  8. How to create a stockpile of emergency supplies – English  file
    American Public Health Association
  9. How to create a stockpile of emergency supplies – Spanish  file
    American Public Health Association
  10. Recipes for emergency stockpile  file
    American Public Health Association
Public Health Authority
Local health officers and boards of health have broad legal authority to protect the life and health of the people within their jurisdictions. This authority is combined with other local emergency response authority and state authority to respond to public health emergencies.
The Health Officer leads all emergency response activities for the Snohomish Health District and makes decisions on staffing, resources, and investigation direction needs.
Legal authority of the local Health Officer:
RCW 70.05.070 (45.1.5)
Authorized to enforce the public health statutes of the state and all local health rules, regulations and ordinances
WAC 246-100-036 (45.1.5)
Required to institute disease prevention and infection control measures
WAC 246-101-505 (45.1.5)
Authorized to carry out necessary steps to prevent disease and control infection
Legal authority of local Board of Health:
RCW 70.05.060 (45.2.5)
Directed to take actions to preserve life and health of people within their jurisdiction
Contact Info:
Snohomish Health District
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response (PHEPR) Program
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 208, Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425.339.8612

Last Reviewed and updated 9/13/2010