“Prior to our partnership with Hamilton County Public Health, we were not prepared for public health emergencies – we did not have the knowledge or ability to offer mass prophylaxis or mass immunizations to our community. The benefits from our inter-agency partnership have gone beyond our Community POD Program – the lessons learned have also helped us improve our preparedness for other types of community emergencies.”
–Chief Douglas Witsken, Green Township Fire & EMS
Emergency Preparedness Pathway
Disasters can be both naturally occurring and man-made. Public health emergencies can fall under each of these categories. Response to a public health emergency often includes the distribution of medicine to the community. Hamilton County communities have a partnership with Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) to respond to these public health emergencies by establishing Points of Dispensing (POD) sites that provide medication to residents where they live, work, and learn.
Emergency Preparedness Pathway Goal
To improve the community’s capacity to respond in the event of a public health emergency.