Public Health Emergency Preparedness
What is PHEP?
PHEP stands for Public Health Emergency Preparedness.
Your Sedgwick County Health Department’s PHEP program works to achieve several objectives for the citizens of our county:
- Prepare for public health emergencies with community partners and agencies
- Coordinate with disease experts to ensure early detection of outbreaks
- Plan for urgent interventions like isolation and quarantine to stop or slow disease spread
- Identify ways to get accurate, breaking information out to the public during health emergencies
- Develop plans for mass distribution of medicines or vaccines when and where they are needed
- Conduct drills and exercises with partners to maintain and improve readiness
All these activities are funded by the PHEP Cooperative Agreement. Preparedness activities funded by this agreement are targeted specifically for the development of flexible, adaptable and emergency-ready local, state, tribal and territorial public health departments.
Take these steps today to ensure the health and safety of you and your loved ones if disaster strikes.
In the event of an incident that would require mass dispensing of emergency antibiotics, these pre-designated sites called Neighborhood Distribution Centers (NDC) would be set up to quickly distribute medications, vaccinations and information.
Urgent Sedgwick County Community Health News
Keep up to date with the latest Sedgwick County news including announcements about public health emergencies or considerations for the county here: