emergency-preparednessrsNational Preparedness month begins this week with a focus on making sure you are prepared for an emergency at home, work or places you visit. The ADHS “Wise and Ready” webpage offers practical resources to help prepare for and withstand incidents that may impact the health of the public. Join us in sharing resources such as Ready.gov with your partners and encourage active participation in preparedness events this month and throughout the year.

On a larger emergency preparedness scale, our Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness is taking an active role in planning for the 2017 Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Annual Drill next spring. ADHS, along with other state and local emergency management and public health partners, plan throughout the year to implement exercise and evaluation strategies to help ready our public health system in the event of an emergency. Here’s a look at our upcoming emergency preparedness activities:

  • Arizona Department of Homeland Security Senior Advisory Committee Meeting – September 6
  • Arizona State Hospital Table Top Exercise – September 8
  • Arizona Healthcare Coalition Central Region Meeting – September 9
  • Healthcare PIO Workshop to focus on active shooter and wild fire incidents – November 2