We work to improve our community's ability to respond to public health emergencies so that people in our community can stay healthy and safe. We do this by working with community partners to ensure the ability to distribute medicine to the public in a time of public health emergency. We partner with Central Vermont Medical Center and other local medical providers to improve their ability to respond to bioterrorism threats, and to strengthen community ties. We complete an annual exercise to test our ability to work with local, state and federal partners to distribute medicine, supplies and information in a health emergency. Read more about the Local Emergency Planning Committee and about public health preparedness in Vermont.
Set Up a Private Distribution Site
We are interested in working with community partners, both public and private, who would like to become a pre-arranged distribution site for their own employees and families. In the event of a public health emergency, this will allow distributing medicine and other supplies to employees and employees’ families to prevent infection or disease, helping to safeguard business and organization continuity. For more information about becoming a pre-arranged distribution site, Linda, Public Health Specialist, 802-578-0751.
Become an Emergency Responder
The Washington County Community Emergency Response Team – Medical Reserve Corps is a public health resource for the region, both in preparing for disasters and public health emergencies and working to improve residents’ health. To get involved, visit On Call for VT.