Public Health Preparedness

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VISION: Healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities.

Our Mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Public Health Emergency Preparedness is the capability of the public health and health care systems, communities and individuals to prevent, protect against, quickly respond to, and recover from health emergencies. 

This section provides valuable information to help families, healthcare professionals, and businesses prepare for emergencies.

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Health care professionals protect the health of Vermonters through efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, infectious disease, terrorism and mass casualty emergencies. The Health Department supports these efforts in many ways.

Act now to prepare for any emergency – flooding, an ice storm, power outage, flu pandemic or disease outbreak. You may need to evacuate or stay where you are to keep safe.

Vermont’s rivers, streams and lakes can be harmful to our health and safety when they flood. Learn about the steps you can take to stay safe before, during and after a flood.