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.


Email Public Health Preparedness

Rob Howarth
Division Administrator

Natalie Bodine
Program Manager 

Zack Ward
ASPR Healthcare Liaison
Training and Exercise Coordinator

Randy McLeland
Sr. Planner

Maria Ramos
Planner & Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Coordinator

upcoming events

Oct 27 5:15 pm
CDH Board of Health Meeting

The next Board of Health meeting is on October 27 at 5:15 pm - view the public notice & agenda, HERE. View the updated Ada County Order, HERE. The CDH Board of Health will hold meetings via video conference on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. at its Armstrong Office in Boise, ID. Learn more about BOH meetings, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

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.