The Emergency Preparedness team at Denver Public Health specializes in preparing for and responding to all types of public health emergencies. Some of the emergencies that the City and County of Denver could face include:
- Natural Disasters: Snow storms, flooding, tornadoes, extreme heat, etc.
- Disease Outbreaks: Flu, Whooping Cough, Measles, emerging infectious diseases, etc.
- Man-made Hazards: Hazardous material incidents, bio-terrorist attacks, etc.
Regional Efforts to Address Public Health Emergencies in Denver
As a local public health department, most of our work focuses on coordinating regional planning, preparedness and response activities for public health emergencies with other professionals and organizations. We partner with local and regional healthcare providers, and serve as a resource to strengthen our region’s ability to respond during a disaster. If you’re interested in our Healthcare Coalition, visit the Metro-Foothills Healthcare Coalition website for more information.