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: it serves as the coordinating unit for the Public Health and Medical Services support partner in the State Emergency Operation Center, maintains the Vermont Health Alert Network, and serves as the grantee for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Health & Human Services health preparedness grants. The Health Department offers technical support for preparedness such as planning, exercises and training so Vermont can be ready if and when emergencies arise.
Learn how the Health Department assists health care providers and hospitals before and during public health emergencies. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].