Public Health Preparedness
LCHD is continually strengthing our public health preparedness by collaborating with local emergency partners and engaging in emergency training exercises. Some highlights of our Public Health Preparedness ongoing efforts include:
Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Planning Project: This is a federally funded collaborative team which includes the Detroit Metropolitan Public Health agencies (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, City of Detroit, Livingston, Lapeer, St. Clair and optional participation from Monroe and Washtenaw). The project goal coordinates the infrastructure
necessary to provide medication countermeasures to the entire Livingston County and regions population within 48 hours.
Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) program: The SNS contains large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to help protect the public in the event of a public health emergency such as a terrorist attack, flu outbreak or natural disaster.
Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS): LCHD utilizes MDSS and other disease surveillance to monitor for biological threats/incidents. The MDSS is a web-based communicable disease reporting system developed for the State of Michigan.
National Incident Management System (NIMS): LCHD maintains a NIMS compliant workforce and engages in routine training exercises. Full scale exercises were conducted in 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013. Table top exercises are conducted annually.