Public Health Emergency Preparedness 

In An Emergency

Find updates on the Lane County Public Health Main Page and Social Media. 

Preparedness is a Priority

Being prepared for disasters, natural or man-made, is a public health priority.

Lane County Public Health (LCPH) collaborates with emergency preparedness leaders at the local, state and federal levels. Emergency preparedness and response plans are developed, exercised and revised to improve local responses to bioterrorism, chemical emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other health risks.

LCPH works with healthcare organizations and other agencies across our county to assist in preparedness education, identify community needs, and maximize existing preparedness resources and networks.

Preparedness for You and Your Family

There are things you can do to be prepared so that you are ready to deal with most emergencies. Have a plan and a kit. Click here for tips.         

September is National Preparedness Month! Celebrate with these cool and easy tips:
  • Click here to learn how to secure your water heater and store 30-50 gallons of water


    Prevent Illness:  Day to Day

    Take simple steps to stay well.
    Prevent Illness: After a Disaster

    Keep yourself and your family safe and well.
    Preparedness for Specific Hazards

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has comprehensive information on how to prepare for a wide variety of specific hazards, including Natural Disasters, Bioterrorism, Chemical and Radiation emergencies. Check out their pages by clicking here.

    Preparedness for Business

    Lane County Public Health is a member of the Lane Preparedness Coalition.  Our website has a wide variety of information and resources available. Check us out, or better yet, join us! We host quarterly trainings on local issues. LPC is open to anyone in the community and it is all free. Click here to visit our website,

    Preparedness for Diverse Populations

    Mental Health

    Disasters affect us all in different ways. LCPH works with local and state agencies to ensure that mental health services are offered in the event of a disaster. Use the links below for more resources.



    Emergency Preparedness Checklists & Tools

    Click here for checklists and other tools developed for individuals, families, pets, community & faith-based organizations, businesses, schools, healthcare providers and special needs populations.

    What can you do?

    • Stay informed
    • Practice good health habits - get immunized, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get enough rest
    • Don't spread germs - cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm and wash your hands often
    • Stay away from sick people. If you are ill, stay away from others
    • Have plans in place for yourself, your family, church, business or school in order to be prepared for and respond to emergency situations
    Phone: (541) 682-3651
    Program Coordinator: Selene K. Jaramillo

    LCPH services are available regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status. LCPH facilities are wheelchair accessible. LCPH materials are available upon request in alternative formats such as: large print, Braille and other languages.