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Public Health Preparedness

The Lorain City Health Department continues to strengthen its efforts in improving public health preparedness for all disasters, both natural and human-made, as well as infectious disease outbreaks and other threats to our community. The staff regularly participates in a variety of continuing education courses related to these disasters, including specialized trainings, conferences, and satellite broadcasts.

Meetings and planning sessions with other local, regional and state partners are held to develop plans to prepare for all emergencies. We urge our community to prepare themselves to reduce fear, anxiety and losses that accompany disasters.

The following links are provided for emergency preparedness information.

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies .

FEMA Disaster Information
The Federal Emergency Management Agency site includes different types of disasters and hazards information.

Ready.gov
U.S. Department of Homeland Security site includes steps to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit, developing a family communications plan and learning about potential emergencies that could happen

Red Cross
This site provides information on Red Cross disaster services and available publications on emergency preparedness.

The following links are provided for pandemic flu information.

Ohio Pandemic Flu
This Web site is designed to help prepare and protect the health of Ohioans.

Pandemic Flu
The Department of Health and Human Services site includes information on avian and pandemic flu.


The following links are provided for public health and safety information.

Centers for Disease Control
The CDC site offers information on health and safety topics.

Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health site offers health-related information for Ohio residents.

The Lorain City Health Department's Public Health Preparedness Coordinator, Lynn Rebman, BS, is also available to answer any questions and can be reached at (440) 204-2326 or lrebman@lorainhealth.com





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1144 West Erie Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Ph: (440) 204-2300
Fax: (440) 204-2526
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