The Department of Health & Human Services Emergency Preparedness (EP) Program develops, coordinates and executes plans, policies and procedures, for public health disaster response to protect the health of the Anchorage population.
DHHS is prepared to respond to three core public health response missions in the event of a natural, technological, or human caused disaster in the community.
May include evacuation, people sheltering and pet sheltering activities.
May include support to local hospitals through the establishment of alternate care sites, assisting with local patient movement or providing coordination support and assistance during fatality management if warranted.
May include large-scale antibiotic or vaccine dispensing in the rare event of an infectious disease emergency due to a bioterrorist attack or other large scale natural disease outbreak, or pandemic.