Public Health Preparedness and Response
The Green River District Health Department works with our communities’ emergency response and healthcare partners to ensure citizens are protected if a disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or biological hazards. GRDHD actively collaborates with local officials, emergency management, Police, Fire, EMS, hospital and treatment centers to develop plans to respond to all hazards that the community may experience.
Areas of focus:
- All- Hazards Public Health Response Planning
- Strategic National Stockpiles (SNS)/Points of Dispensing (POD): CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency (terrorist attack, flu outbreak, earthquake) severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. Once Federal and local authorities agree that the SNS is needed, medicines will be delivered to any state in the U.S. in time for them to be effective. GRDHD works with local partners and the Kentucky Department for Public Health to ensure plans are in place to receive and quickly distribute SNS assets to the local community.
- Medical Reserve Corps (MRC): The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. Persons interested in volunteering may become a member of the Green River District Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The volunteers will be required to undergo a criminal background check and receive training on Incident Command System (ICS), the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Program and the National Incident Management System (NIMS)