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About Public Health Preparedness Program

The Wood County Health Department is responsible for the long-term continuing health protection for residents in Wood County. The Health Department serves it residents by strengthening its workforce and the community's ability to successfully prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from health emergencies.

  • Educate residents on prevention, protection and recovery from public health threats and hazards
  • Provide information and warning to individuals, agencies and businesses regarding emergency situations
  • Engage partners through public information campaigns
Planning and Training
  • Create response plans outlining specific response and recovery procedures and responsibilities
  • Coordinate planning efforts with local partners from law enforcement, fire, hospitals, American Red Cross, Regional partners and others
  • Train staff on how to prepare and respond to public health emergencies
  • Assure a rapid response to the health needs of our residents by ensuring a trained and competent workforce
  • Ensure community protection through vaccination and antibiotic administration in response to a public health emergency
  • Maintain and enhance interoperable communication and information management systems
Program Employees
Emergency Preparedness Contact information

William Bryant-Bey
Phone: 419-352-8402 ext. 3267

Other Resources

Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Public Health Preparedness Page

CDC Preparedness & Response Page

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Page

National Association of County and City Health Officials, Public Health Preparedness Page