The role of the Carbon County Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator (PHRC) is to coordinate the activities of the local and state health departments, to increase overall preparedness, and meet the goals and objectives as written in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Cooperative Agreement for Public Health Preparedness. The PHRC identifies public health emergency response strategies, analyzes data from prior drills, events, and national incidents, and write/update plans annually.
In addition, the PHRC position has a strong role in the community and will work with the following:
The PHRC also coordinates disaster and incident planning, training, and exercises for various public health emergencies. These responsibilities may involve: