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Public Health, Preparedness and Response Program

Hood River County Health Department develops plans and procedures to prepare for emergencies.  This collaborative effort includes active participation by many community groups. We place additional emphasis on serving our most vulnerable community members from public health threats.

Specifically, we prepare for emergencies by examining the best ways to prevent, mitigate, respond, and recover from local hazards that impact the health of people in our jurisdiction.  We develop, revise, exercise our plans based on the 15 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities.

The Oregon State Health Authority provides support for this program.  More information is available at:


Oregon's Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) Program: Responsible for developing public health systems to prepare for and respond to major, acute threats and emergencies that impact the health of people in Oregon.
Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) The purpose of the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) is to coordinate and manage state resources in response to natural and technological emergencies and civil unrest involving multi-jurisdictional cooperation between all levels of government and the private sector.
Public Health Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (PDF) This assessment reviews potential disasters and the consequences for the health of Oregon’s population and the public health sector.
Program Element #12: Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) Program Program Contract (With Oregon Health Authority) - '22 / '23 FY