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Tri-County Health Department Helps Community Prepare

Sep 24, 2021 | Guest Author

Thank you to Sara Garrington, MA MSW, Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager for the Tri-County Health Department in Colorado, for sharing how her health department outreaches to staff and community members in support of National Preparedness Month.

As we have seen over the last couple of years, taking the time to ready ourselves and those we care for is an important step in assuring that we are not only ready to face any disaster. The Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) is committed to increasing the preparedness and resiliency of our staff and the communities we serve, especially this year as we continue to respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TCHD’s Emergency Preparedness and Response program staff are sharing information through our annual Preparedness Month email from the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communicable Disease Surveillance (EPRCDS) Division Director, through TCHD’s employee newsletter (The Triangle), and via social media to provide tips and tricks and to encourage everyone to be prepared.

Additionally, we refer staff to helpful preparedness materials updated each year on TCHD’s Preparedness Month website.

Did your health department conduct activities to promote National Preparedness Month? We would love to feature your work through NACCHO publications. Please let Communications Specialist Beth Hess (bhess@naccho.org) know about your activities.


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