Preparedness

Phone
(541) 682-3651

Selene K. Jaramillo
Program Coordinator
During an actual Emergency, we will post regular updates on the Lane County Public Health Main Page and Social Media.

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Preparedness is a Priority
Being prepared for disasters, natural or man-made, is a public health priority.

Lane County Public Health
(LCPH) collaborates with emergency preparedness leaders at the local, state and federal levels. Emergency preparedness and response plans are developed, exercised and revised to improve local responses to bioterrorism, chemical emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other health risks.

LCPH works with healthcare organizations and other agencies across our county to assist in preparedness education, identify community needs, and maximize existing preparedness resources and networks.

What can you do?

  • Stay informed
  • Practice good health habits - get immunized, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get enough rest
  • Don't spread germs - cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm and wash your hands often
  • Stay away from sick people. If you are ill, stay away from others
  • Have plans in place for yourself, your family, church, business or school in order to be prepared for and respond to emergency situations

NEWS and CURRENT EVENTS:
Fun Quiz time: Pandemics and Killer Viruses! 

Preparedness for You and Your Family



There are things you can do to be prepared so that you are ready to deal with most emergencies. Have a plan and a kit. Lane Preparedness Coalition has tips here.

Fill out and print a FAMILY COMMUNICATION PLAN

Preparedness for Business

Lane County Public Health is a member of the Lane Preparedness Coalition. Lane Preparedness Coalition has a wide variety of information and resources available. Check us out, or better yet, join us! We host quarterly trainings on local issues. LPC is open to anyone in the community and it is all free.

Preparedness for Specific Hazards

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has comprehensive information on how to prepare for a wide variety of specific hazards, including Natural Disasters, Bioterrorism, Chemical and Radiation emergencies. Check out their pages by clicking here.

Lane County Emergency Management
City of Eugene Preparedness

Mental Health

Disasters affect us all in different ways. LCPH works with local and state agencies to ensure that mental health services are offered in the event of a disaster. Use the links below for more resources.

Emergency Preparedness Checklists & Tools

Go to the Ready.gov site for checklists and other tools developed for individuals, families, pets, community & faith-based organizations, businesses, schools, healthcare providers and special needs populations.
LCPH services are available regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status. LCPH facilities are wheelchair accessible. LCPH materials are available upon request in alternative formats such as: large print, Braille and other languages.