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Emergency Preparedness

Public Health and Medical Systems
Preparedness and Response

The public health and medical systems were identified as critical infrastructure and vital support functions in the event of any such emergency. In 2002, the Oklahoma State Department of Health formed the Bio-terrorism Preparedness Division, which later evolved to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service, to address the public health and medical implications of a large-scale disaster affecting the state’s population.

Since that time, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service has worked diligently with federal, state, tribal, local, non-governmental and private partners to ensure the safety of all Oklahomans. In addition, the Emergency Preparedness and Response has routinely assisted neighboring states in times of crisis.

Local level planning includes:

  • Pandemic Flu Planning
  • Mass Immunization Prophylaxis Strategy (MIPS)
  • All Hazards Emergency Planning
  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
  • Community Partnership Coalition
  • Regional Medical Planning Coalition

Helpful links and disaster planning:

Resources to prepare at home

Emergency preparedness for business

You can help us be better prepared by volunteering as part of our Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response Plans, which include mass vaccination clinics. Signing up with the Medical Reserve Corp will help us find you. Medical and non-medical opportunities are available.

For more information contact:

Lynze Jones
Local Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Cleveland,McClain, Garvin, Murray County Health Departments
Office: (405) 321-4048

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