Allegan County Health Department

Agency Description
MissionAssure that Allegan County Public Health Department is fully prepared to respond, in a timely and comprehensive manner, to any public health emergency and threat.GoalsEnsure that there is an appropriate identification and response to public health emergencies and bioterrorism events. Secure a competent public health, healthcare, and emergency response workforce exists in our jurisdiction. Confirm that the Allegan County Health Department‚??s policies will support an effective and coordinated response to a public health emergency. Verify that State, Local and community partnerships are mobilized- to promptly identify problems, to coordinate a response to public health emergencies and to assure adequate health care for affected individuals. National Recognition In 2014, Allegan County Health Department‚??s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Division received national recognition for emergency preparedness planning. This prestigious award was given to ACHD's PHEP by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for the division's ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. The Emergency Preparedness & Bioterrorism Coordinator, Kathy Yonkers-Wright, RDH, MS, CAGS submitted emergency preparedness plans met 100% of the 287 benchmarks to prove readiness capabilities. No deficiencies were noted. These preparedness benchmarks are required for recognition by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ACHD's PHEP received full recognition for five years.The Department was awarded the Jean Chabut's Policy Champion Award in 2015 for the completion of the PPHR national accreditation. This special recognition was signed by Governor Snyder.Comments made by the PPHR reviewers include:Exemplary Practice: The applicant's ‚??Vulnerable Population Profile‚?? is an example of model practice. Overall Application Comment: The applicant‚??s plan provides a foundational framework for departmental response operations and integration into other response frameworks.
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Opportunity:Allegan County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Date:12/07/2020 -

Agency:Allegan County Health Department

PRESS RELEASE Allegan County Emergency Operations Center Date: December 4, 2020 Allegan County Public Health and Allegan County Emergency Management are seeking clinical and non-clinical volunteers to assist with COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics throughout the County once a vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics are being planned for the next several months. Clinical volunteers are those who are authorized to administer vaccinations as part of their profession, including Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT‚??s), and Medical First Responders. Non-clinical volunteers would be those that can assist with inventory, transportation, greetings, security, screenings, and language needs. All volunteers will be required to participate in a background check before helping at the clinics. Information being collected at this time is your name, phone, and e-mail contact. If you are interested in joining the Allegan County Vaccination COVID-19 Team, please fill out the Volunteer Registry Form. Dan Wedge, Allegan County Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer