The Grant County Health Department works to build more resilient communities and ensure the county's public health system is prepared to effectively respond to a range of public health threats, including:
- Biological, chemical, nuclear, and radio-logical events
- Infectious diseases
- Natural disasters
Health & Medical Area Command
The County program is responsible for maintaining emergency response plans and activating Health and Medical Area Command to direct, coordinate, and mobilize health and medical resources, information, and personnel during emergencies and disasters.
County Health collaborates with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and other state and local partnering entities to ensure consistent disaster and preparedness planning locally, regionally and statewide.
The County Health program uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 15 preparedness core capabilities as a guideline for planning components.