Public Health Preparedness

Public Health Preparedness


The Office of Public Health Preparedness at Central District Health Department is charged with planning for, responding to, and recovering from, public health emergencies in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties. This charge includes helping our communities and families be prepared for just such an event. As an individual, there are many things you can do to help your family and community be prepared.

  • Protect yourself against everyday health hazards such as excessive summer heat, freezing winter temperatures, influenza and West Nile virus.
  • Learn more about the threats currently facing your community and our nation.
  • You can take simple disaster planning steps now that can help prevent disease and injury during an emergency.
  • Be informed of how your community is preparing and find ways to help.

CDHD can be a valuable resource to get you started on making you, your family and the entire Treasure Valley more prepared for a public health disaster. Contact any of our staff for more information.

Contacts

Email Public Health Preparedness

Rob Howarth
Division Director
Office of Public Health Preparedness
208-327-8520

Mark Haigwood
Program Manager 
Office of Public Health Preparedness
208-321-2245

Zack Ward
ASPR Healthcare Liaison
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Coordinator
Office of Public Health Preparedness
208-327-8597

Randy McLeland
Planner
Office of Public Health Preparedness
208-327-8514

Natalie Bodine
Training and Exercise Coordinator
Office of Public Health Preparedness
208-321-2217

upcoming events

Events Timeline



June
FREE RAPID HIV TESTING IN JUNE

Free HIV testing at CDHD during the month of June. Call 327-7400 to make an appointment.

July 4All Day
OFFICES CLOSED-INDEPENDENCE DAY

Regular business hours will resume Wednesday, July 5.

July 11 6:30 am
WALK-IN CHOLESTEROL SCREENING

More info
CDHD Office - Ada County
707 N. Armstrong Pl., Boise