The health department provides protection from health problems and hazards by investigating infectious diseases and responding to public health threats, including:
No matter what the event, you can take steps now to prepare yourself, your family and your co-workers for any type of emergency.
Sedgwick County has identified multiple points of dispensing (PODs) designed to give preventive medication to persons who are currently healthy but may have been “exposed” to a substance or disease. PODs are sometimes identified as neighborhood distribution centers (NDC).
MRC is an organization of volunteers who assist professionals during public health emergencies. You can get involved in MRC!
MMRS is an operational system at the local level that responds to terrorist incidents and other public health emergencies that create mass casualties or casualties requiring unique care capabilities. This system enables a metropolitan area to manage the event until state or federal response resources are mobilized.