Emergency Preparedness and Response
Dinwiddie County Health Department
Who We Are
The Dinwiddie County Health Department, part of the Crater Health District, has an Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. The program's mission is to effectively respond to any emergency impacting public health through preparation, collaboration, education, and rapid intervention. The Emergency Preparedness and Response Program involves state, regional, and local emergency response partners working together to enhance readiness to respond to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health emergencies. Funding to support these efforts is provided through grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Health Resources Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Crater Health District also features a community-based group called Crater Community Healthcare Partners (CCHP). These like-minded Long Term Care professionals serve vulnerable populations within the Crater Health District. The main focus of the group is emergency response and guidance. Members of CCHP benefit from networking with fellow professionals; accessing Crater Health District and community emergency preparedness experts, up-to-date information regarding emergency preparedness programs, alerts, and sharing emergency plans and procedures. Membership is free and open to representatives of long-term care, nursing home, and assisted living facilities.