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3 We will discuss the… Role of Public Health in an Emergency Role of a Community Partner (VIP) Benefits of Creating a Partnership

4 Role of Public Health During an Emergency Prevent –Illnesses –Injuries –Death Promote health Inform the public

5 Informing the Public about Health Threats Disease outbreaks Terrorist attacks Natural disasters Environmental accidents Mass casualties

6 During An Emergency... Emotions run high –Fear, anxiety, confusion, dread. –Hopelessness or helplessness –Fight or flight Information is processed differently –Decision-making is not clear Manage feelings by being informed

7 As a Volunteer In Preparedness… You can ensure the health & safety of those you serve through good communication!

8 We can’t do it alone… Public Health needs help to tell others what to do in an emergency Everyone is part of the response in an emergency HELP US HELP YOU!

9 You are viewed as… A leader A trusted source of information A vital link between Public Health & those you serve

10 How can I help? Receive “Public Health Alerts” & instructions Share information with others: - Flyers, announcements, website, phone, fax, , etc… Aid those with special needs Help to control rumors

11 As a Volunteer In Preparedness… Receive official alerts Be part of a registry Have direct contact to share information with Public Health

12 How can I get ready? Participate in training exercises -Practice sharing information -Discover the best ways to relay messages to those you serve

13 Benefits to You and Those You Serve Provide leadership as a trusted community resource Receive the most current information Provide urgent instructions to those you serve Help people with special needs Reduce panic, fear and confusion Participate in training exercises

14 Become a Community Partner and be a Volunteer In Preparedness Register and Join Now! Partnering to Protect our Communities!

15 Contact Information Preparedness & Response Program Department of Public Health County of San Bernardino

16 Useful Websites: onsewww.sbcounty.gov/pubhlth/prepandresp onse Thank You


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