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The Health Department works continually to improve its capacity to respond to public health emergencies by enhancing its agency response, as well as its ability to work with partner agencies and elected officials.

Push Partner Registry

Push Partners provide a valuable service to their employees, employees’ families, clients, and the community.

In the event of a large-scale public health emergency, the Push Partner Registry supports organizations and large businesses willing to operate a private medication dispensing site for employees, their families and their clients (in the case of at-risk, or special needs, service providers). Private dispensing operations will be needed to:

  • Reach certain at-risk (or special needs) populations
  • Reduce the demand on public dispensing sites, and
  • Maintain emergency and critical services.

More Information:

Find out if a private dispensing site is right for your organization:

Additional Needs Registry

If you have a disability and would need help or special notification in order to evacuate from home during an emergency, you should sign up for the Additional Needs Registry. You should also sign up if you would be unable to remain at home without assistance following a disaster. In the event of a major emergency, your personal information will be shared with emergency response personnel.

Training and Response Resources

FEMA National Incident Management System