Public Health Preparedness & Emergency Response

The Midland County Department of Public Health plays an important role in preparing the Midland community to respond to and recover from public health threats and emergencies.

Key elements of public health preparedness include:

• Planning for public health emergencies, and practice of response plans

• Early detection and identification of health threats 

• Timely access to information

• Reliable communication systems

• Collaborative partnerships within the community to promote effective response to public health emergencies.

• Coordination with neighboring local health departments and state resources for planning, preparation, and response activities.

Take Action for Preparedness

Bioterrorism Agents & Diseases

Emerging Diseases

Helpful Resources

National Preparedness Goal

How to reach us:

Katie L. Romo

Public Health Preparedness Coordinator/

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (EPC)

Midland County Services Building

220 W Ellsworth Street

Midland, MI 48640

Hours: Monday - Friday (8am - 5pm)

Closed for lunch daily (12pm - 1pm)

Phone: (989) 832-6769

Fax: (989) 486-9065

Emergency Contact

(after hours): Dial 911

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September is National Preparedness Month! Kickstart your personal preparedness journey with the:

National Preparedness Month "Take Action" Calendar