The Central District Health’s (CDH) Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and annexes provide details of CDH’s response strategy to a natural or manmade disaster, communicable disease outbreak, or other public health emergency. CDH has integrated the National Incident Management System (NIMS), as well as the Incident Command System (ICS), in our planning, training, and exercising efforts.

Emergency Operations Plan

The Central District Health Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been authored and developed to provide a tool to guide this agency’s involvement in local emergency management.

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile contains a cache of life-saving medicines and medical supplies that will be delivered in the event of a major public health emergency. The stockpile is available to help supplement local resources when they become exhausted. At a minimum, supplies could be delivered to a designated area within 12 hours of the federal decision to deploy these assets.

During the 2009 H1N1 response, CDH received a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and flu antivirals to be used if the current supply within the community had been depleted.

Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning

Also referred to as Business Continuity Planning, COOP Planning attempts to mitigate the lasting impact and interruption to business practice resulting from a catastrophic event or disaster, including flood, earthquake, and pandemic influenza.
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Natalie Bodine
Program Manager 
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Phone 208-321-2217
Email Natalie

Randy McLeland
Senior Planner
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Email Randy

Maria Ramos
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Email Maria

upcoming events

MAY 139 am

To allow for a staff meeting, our Family & Clinic Services will open at 9 am on Thursday, May 13. 208-327-7400

MAY 21 8:30 am

The next Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021, following the annual District Budget Hearing starting at 8:30 am. The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.