Public Health Preparedness

Public Health Preparedness


The Office of Public Health Preparedness at Central District Health (CDH) 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.

CDH 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 or click on "Public Health Preparedness on the side menu.

Contacts

Email Public Health Preparedness

Rob Howarth
Division Administrator
208-327-8520

Natalie Bodine
Program Manager 
208-321-2217

Zack Ward
ASPR Healthcare Liaison
Training and Exercise Coordinator
208-327-8597

Randy McLeland
Sr. Planner
208-327-8514

Maria Ramos
Planner & Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Coordinator
208-327-8572

upcoming events



August 44 pm
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

Meeting to be held via video conference. Public may view through the CDH YouTube page.
View upcoming agendas HERE
Note: The Board of Health will meet every Tuesday at 4 p.m. via teleconference unless otherwise indicated to discuss COVID-19 developments.

Serving You During COVID-19

Some CDH events, meetings, and gatherings may still be postponed at this time. Please call us at 208-375-5211 with questions about a specific meeting or gathering. CDH is open and offering services, including food and septic permit applications and processing, primary care clinic appointments (non-respiratory-related).

Call to make a clinic appointment: 208-327-7400

Learn more about how we're serving you during COVID-19 HERE.