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Public Health Preparedness for Sonoma County

Preparedness for public health emergencies is a major priority of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services. Public health preparedness means planning and putting in place programs to respond quickly and effectively to threats endangering the health of the public. These threats include heat emergencies or emerging diseases, such as H1N1 flu or West Nile virus.

This planning effort also includes educating our community about how to be prepared in the event of an emergency, and providing an opportunity for health professionals to serve as volunteers in our community during health-related emergencies.

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is working with its partners in Sonoma County and at the State and Federal levels to assure the most effective response possible to these threats.

Because an important part of being prepared is having an informed community, this website is focused on providing preparedness information for the community and for health providers.

Related Links

CAHAN Web-based Alert Training

Sonoma County Medical Reserve Corps

Disaster Healthcare Volunteers of California

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Related Links

Medical and Health Disaster Planning

Community Preparedness
Disaster information and resources for the public.

Healthcare Coalition
Resources for community healthcare providers.

Health Department Disaster Planning
Health Department disaster planning resources.


For medical questions:
Ask a Disease Control Nurse

For administrative questions:
Public Health Preparedness
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4496
Fax: (707) 565-4411

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