Public Health Preparedness Division
What is Public Health Preparedness (PHP)?
Public Health Preparedness (PHP) means planning and putting in place programs to respond quickly and effectively to threats endangering the health of the public. Some of these threats are West Nile Virus, pandemic influenza and foodborne illness. Carson City Health & Human Services is working with its partners in the community, neighboring counties and the state to assure the most effective response possible to outbreaks of disease and other public health threats and emergencies.
The PHP Program is funded entirely by federal grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), awarded through the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. CCHHS applies for the funding each year in order to continue to upgrade, integrate and evaluate our emergency-readiness.
The CCHHS Public Health Preparedness Division works closely with the following agencies/organizations to accomplish preparedness activities across Western Nevada:
Carson City Fire Department (CCFD)
Carson City School District (CCSD)
Carson City Sheriff’s Office (CCSO)
Douglas County Emergency Management
Douglas County School District
East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts
Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties
Nevada Mental Health & Developmental Services
Nevada Public Health Foundation
Nevada Rural Clinic Community Mental Health Centers (RRC)
Nevada State Health Division (NSHD)
Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition (NNIC)
Physicians Select Management / MedDirect
Southern Nevada Health District
Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District
Veterans’ Administration – Sierra Nevada Healthcare System
Washoe County Heath District (WCHD)
Western Nevada Medical Reserve Corps