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PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION.

The mission of Public Health Emergency Preparedness is to provide an organized and responsive intervention to all public health emergencies, be they natural events like severe weather emergencies, biohazard events such as a chemical spill, or intentional acts which threaten the public health. The Health Department serves as a community resource for education, training and information on public health emergencies.

Public Health plays a critical role in emergency preparedness and response. We identify potential threats, work to stop and prevent the spread of disease, and establish dispensing sites to treat affected individuals. Working closely with emergency management professionals and first responders, we also provide education and information to the community on ways to prepare for emergency situations.

In the event of a public health emergency, the health department has established emergency procedures to help protect the community. These procedures involve both educational campaigns and proactive response to mitigate the emergent threat. Prepare. Protect. Respond. Recover.

 

GENERAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Indviduals Businesses
Older Americans Schools
People with Disabitlites and Special Needs Pets
Kids Emergency Kits
TYPES OF PUBLIC HEALTH THREATS
General Information Emerging Infectious Diseases
Severe Weather & Wind Events Biohazards
Extreme Heat/Extreme Cold Bioterrorism
Power Outages Flooding
Wildfires Landslides and Mudslides

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Maryland Department of Health

Maryland Office of Preparedness and Response

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Ready.gov

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us by
phone or by email.

 

Contact our staff:

NAME
TITLE

PHONE

Jenelle Mayer, M.P.H. Health Officer
301-759-5000
Patrick J. Panuska Deputy Health Officer
301-759-5007
Alison Robinson Public Health Preparedness Coordinator
301-759-5019
Lynn Kane Director of Nursing
301-759-5111
Christina Burke Communicable Disease Director
301-759-5093
Brian Dicken Director of Environmental Health
301-759-5041
Jim Swauger Environmental Sanitarian
301-759-5051
Kristi Cuthbertson Director of Behavioral Health Services
301-759-5255
Brenda Caldwell Public Information Coordinator
301-759-5239
Pamela Kauffman Administrative Assistant, Office of Public Health Preparedness
301-759-5015

 

When a Public Health Event Occurs,
MARYLAND RESPONDS!

Click the logo to learn more about how you can volunteer to help your
community in a public health emergency.
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Allegany County Health Department
12501-12503 Willowbrook Road
PO Box 1745
Cumberland, Maryland 21501-1745
(301) 759-5000
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