Emergency Preparedness & Response
Volunteers Needed! Emergency preparedness exercise on Jan. 8
We need as many volunteers as possible to go through our Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise on Wed., January 8, 2020, at Front Range Community College, 3645 W. 112th Ave, Westminster.
Stop by any time between 10 a.m. to noon for Operation POD-cast/Emergency preparedness exercise. Everyone is welcomed! Students may be able to receive community service credit.
This exercise will help us test how we give out life-saving medicines during a public health emergency. We look forwarding to having you be part of our preparedness efforts. Thank you!
What is a Point of Dispensing?
Points of dispensing, or PODs, are community locations where we dispense medical countermeasures, like vaccines, antiviral drugs, and antibiotics, to the public during a public health emergency. Read more about PODs from the CDC’s Center for Preparedness and Response.
The Health Alert Network (HAN) provides a method of sharing information about urgent public health incidents with local partners. The HAN provides a robust interoperable platform for the rapid distribution of public health information.
The Tri-County Health Department EPR Healthcare Coalition is a multi-disciplinary team working to educate community and partner organizations and continuously improve health and medical systems through preparedness planning, training, and policy development.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) works very closely with a wide variety of partners within Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, as well as the Denver Metro region and Statewide.
Learn how Tri-County Health Department monitors and responds to harmful health effects from diseases and hazardous conditions and also for information on Tri-County Health Department's Declaration of Readiness to Receive Syndromic Surveillance Data for Hospitals in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.