Health Department

Emergency Preparedness


Oregon's Health Security Preparedness and Response (HSPR) is an effort to anticipate, detect, assess, and understand the health risks and impacts of an emergency. We are here to translate this understanding into action to protect the public's health and mitigate harm.

Local and state public health authorities have always played an important role in all phases of the emergency management system, including: preparedness planning and hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery. This new level of commitment to public health preparedness improves local and state capacity to respond to any health emergency.

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement and the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP).

Health Security Preparedness and Response ensures that every community and hospital has an improving level of preparedness for health and medical emergencies by supporting the development and testing of plans, training and collaboration between communities and with adjacent states. HSPR has been a part of state leadership in advancing the state's plans for pandemic influenza and the development of a state Crisis Communication Plan. Through this program, Oregon is far better prepared to detect and respond to a public health emergency.

Create your own plan, create a kit, and get informed about disasters.
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2200 4th Street
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 523-8211
Fax: (541) 523-8242
TTY: 1-800-735-2900

Baker County Health Department (BCHD) is available to all, that no individual is excluded from participation, denied benefits, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture and/or financial status.