Strengthen the preparedness of your local communities, healthcare organizations, and coalitions
Established in 3 Indiana counties
The health department emergency preparedness staffing program started on July 1, 2019 in three Indiana counties: Hancock, LaGrange and Noble utilizing grants to fund the positions.
The program consists of a VPC Emergency Preparedness Specialist working for the county health department.
Get capabilities-based planning, training, exercises, and testing
Request on-site coverage in your county
With our current pandemic situation, it exemplifies the importance of an emergency preparedness specialist within the local health department.
VPC’s Health Department Emergency Preparedness Program covers all areas of Emergency Management
Public safety begins at the local level with well-conceived plans for major emergency events.
Your colleagues in nearby counties have saved time and money with VPC’s Health Department Preparedness and Staffing program…
Some health departments have 30-40 people on staff and may not feel the need to have a consulting firm. Certainly, the smaller, rural ones like ours are finding the advantages of working with VPC.Dr. Terry Gaff, Noble County Health Department Health Officer
Read more about Noble County’s experience with VPC
I’m used to implementing [emergency] plans, but not writing them. I started going through the paperwork and plans and there wasn’t anything there! I was kinda lost, and I reached out with EMA and they suggested VPC.Dan Burk, Wayne Co. Health Department
When people in our community found out the [COVID-19 test] site was run by VPC, people were excited. Being a third-party provider, there was an extra sheen of professionalism.Alicia Walsh, Steuben Co. Chief Environmental Health Specialist and Administrator
On-site VPC staff provide your Department required tools and training
Planning and preparation
Your Department receives Attachment A deliverables and assisting the county health department with emergency preparedness initiatives.
As-needed training fills gaps and skills-up staff and teams
Provide needed training based upon gaps identified during initial assessment and review.
Teams on-site with flexible hours based on county needs
Jessica and Joel have been extremely busy with assisting their respective counties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I just wanted to take a second to tell you what a great job Jessica is doing here in our county. She is a rock! You can be proud of her.”— County Emergency Manager
“I could not be more proud to assist the county during this pandemic, we have provided direction and assistance with incident command forms as well as pandemic response”.— Joel Heavner, amid COVID-19 operations in Hancock Co., Spring 2020
Questions? Contact Troy Jester for answers.