What is PHEP (Public Health Emergency Preparedness)?
"Public health emergency preparedness is the ability to prevent, prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from health emergencies. Public health emergencies are emergencies whose scale, timing, or unpredictability threaten to overwhelm routine capabilities to provide health care. These emergencies are characterized by their high severity, inability to be managed with routine resources, and tendency to cause increased illness, injury, or death. Public health emergencies span a broad range of emergency and disaster situations, including natural hazards, acts of terrorism, and large-scale infectious disease outbreaks".1
Grand County Specific Needs Registry
The Grand County Specific Needs Registry is a database containing information about individuals in Grand County with specific needs who may require assistance in the event of a disaster. The information may also be used to assist emergency personnel and volunteers in providing assistance. Participation in the Specific Needs Registry is voluntary, and is reserved for the frail, elderly, medically needy, and/or disabled who are not in or served by a residential facility program.