怀安多特县公共卫生部负责长期持续保护怀安多特县居民和游客的健康. The goal of the public health emergency preparedness program is to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from public health emergencies such as acts of bio-terrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, man-made and natural disasters.

Prepare For:
Wyandot County Public Health prepares for public health emergencies by:

  • regularly updating the public health annex in the Wyandot County Emergency Operations Plan
  • developing and regularly updating Wyandot County Health Department Standard Operating Procedures
  • developing procedures for supplemental water supplies, back-up sanitation measures, water & food quality testing, solid waste disposal, and sewage treatment

Mitigate Against:
缓解是旨在减少或消除对人员或财产的风险或减轻事件的实际或潜在影响或后果的活动. Wyandot County Public Health mitigates against public health emergencies by:

  • providing immunizations against disease
  • providing continuous health inspections
  • by implementing a comprehensive surveillance program
  • providing public health awareness/education programs

Respond To:
In the event of a public health emergency response activities of Wyandot County Public Health would include:

  • providing emergency information to the public on how they can protect themselves during the disaster
  • initiate disease control operations such as providing information on social distancing, voluntary quarantine, shelter-in-place, and starting mass prophylaxis operations
  • 必要时增加怀扬多特县卫生局的工作人员,以便在开展应急活动的同时提供基本的日常公共卫生职能
  • 通过紧急行动中心代表请求其他当地卫生部门和相关组织提供物质支持
  • maintaining environmental health inspection services
  • coordinating environmental health activities regarding solid waste disposal, food and water quality, vector control, and shelter sanitation inspections
  • provide needed vaccinations/prophylaxis

Recovery From:
Wyandot County Public Health helps in the recovery process by performing the following duties:

  • compiling health reports as required by local, state, and federal officials
  • inspecting deactivated shelters for sanitation and vermin control
  • continuing response activities as needed

怀恩多特县内任何希望对怀恩多特县公共卫生部门当前计划提供反馈的人,请通过以下电子邮件与我们联系 envhealth@co.wyandot.oh.us. A representative from the health department will contact you to make arrangements.

Surveillance Program:

In the event of a naturally occurring infectious disease outbreak or an intentional bioterrorism incident, the ability to rapidly detect that the event has occurred will be paramount. The rapid discovery of a biological issue will severely reduce the number of individuals impacted by the event. Therefore, Wyandot County Public Health has implemented a comprehensive infectious disease surveillance program.

The program involves network-building initiatives with various agencies at the local and state level, as well as, sophisticated disease investigation and tracking software employed by a contract epidemiologist. Together, 监测计划的两个要素将使卫生部门能够迅速发现和应对任何传染病事件,无论是自然的还是故意的. The following is a list of partners in our surveillance program:

  • Wyandot Memorial Hospital
  • Ohio Department of Health/Health Alert Network
  • Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Wyandot Area Family Practitioners
  • Wyandot Area Veterinarians
  • Wyandot Area Pharmacies


  • Epicenter: is the primary source of syndromic surveillance in Ohio. 该系统监测医院急诊科和紧急护理主诉,并在特定主诉的数量超过预测病例的阈值时发出警报.
  • 全国零售数据监测系统(NRDM): NRDM收集选定的非处方药(OTC)药品的销售数据. This data is then monitored for increased OTC sales potentially indicating a public health event.
  • The Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS): In Ohio, 根据俄亥俄州行政法典3701-3-02,某些传染病必须向地方和州卫生部门报告. ODRS assists health care providers as well as health department personnel in quickly reporting illnesses. 护理人员与通过ODRS报告的传染病病例面谈,努力获取潜在接触信息,以期预防他人患病,并确保病人得到医疗护理.

怀恩多特县公共卫生环境司还收集蜱虫,以监测黑腿鹿蜱和龙星蜱在怀恩多特县的流行情况. Both ticks are known to spread Lyme disease. 环境司还在夏季设置捕蚊器,与该县一起监测西尼罗河病毒的流行情况. Animal Bite reports are submitted to Public Health through various partners. After Public Health receives these reports owners receive a quarantine notice for the animal. If the animal dies while under quarantine the head is sent off to a laboratory to test for rabies.


在自然发生的传染病爆发或蓄意的生物恐怖主义事件期间,怀扬多特县公共卫生部门在确保当地人口安全方面的作用至关重要. In the event of an outbreak or incident, 当地卫生部门准备以疫苗接种或抗生素预防以及与疫情或事件有关的教育的形式提供医疗支持. Plans are in place for specific locations throughout the county to be used as dispensing sites as deemed necessary.

All Hazards Disaster Preparedness:

Over the past several decades, the number of natural and man-made disasters has increased in the United States. As more and more people move into disaster prone areas, 快速有效地应对这些灾害的能力已成为当地卫生部门的一项重要任务. 人们发现,在灾难过去几天后,寻求医疗照顾的人数急剧增加. 与卫生系统受损和饮用水污染有关的传染病问题,以及使用电动工具和不安全的碎片清除技术的新手房主,在灾难发生后使当地的医疗保健系统不堪重负. 怀扬多特县公共卫生部正在改进我们的紧急行动程序,以包括医疗反应能力和灾后教育,以应对这些潜在情况, and environmental testing programs. These updated programs will undoubtedly decrease the number of post-disaster injuries and illnesses.

The types of disasters we are most likely to encounter in Wyandot County, according to the Wyandot County Emergency Operations Plan, are listed below.

  • Civil Disorders
  • Drought
  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Nuclear/Radiation
  • Pipeline Explosions
  • Tornadoes/Severe Storms
  • Winter Storms
  • Transportation Incidents
  • Energy Emergencies
  • Class 1 Dam Failures

Weapons of Mass Destruction Response:

Throughout the 1990's the US government noted a dramatic increase in the proliferation and usage of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. During the anthrax attacks in late 2001, 人们很快意识到,我国应对大规模大规模杀伤性武器袭击的能力存在重大不足. Since then, 该国地方卫生部门的基础设施已大幅升级,使地方卫生部门能够准备和应对大规模杀伤性武器事件. Locally, Wyandot County Public Health has been working on the following initiatives:

  • Upgrading of IT, GIS, and telecommunications infrastructure allowing the health departments to effectively respond 24-hours a day
  • Implementation of a multidiscipline surveillance system
  • Coordinated training, 备灾演习和与卫生和保健署及怀安多特县附近的其他地方卫生部门达成的互助协议
  • Providing technical assistance to the various Wyandot County law enforcement, fire department, and EMS agencies
  • Implementation of Homeland Security countermeasures
  • First responder and health care education programs
  • Public information dissemination

Pharmaceutical Distribution:

In the event of a large-scale infectious disease outbreak or WMD usage, the pharmaceutical inventories in Wyandot County would be quickly depleted. In response to this vulnerability at the local level, the federal government has established the Strategic National Stockpile. 库存由疾病控制中心管理,由12个“12小时推包”组成,随机放置在全国各地. 这些推包里装着数十万剂药品和一整套医疗设备,这些都是应对各种传染病问题所需要的. Aptly named 12-hour push packs, 这些包裹位于美国各地,因此可以在收到要求的12小时内送到任何地方. Once delivered, Wyandot County Public Health will be responsible for receiving, warehousing, and distributing the pharmaceuticals.

The following is a list of projects that have begun in Wyandot County to prepare for mass pharmaceutical distribution:

  • 完成了一项大规模疫苗接种/预防计划,该计划概述了怀安多特县公共卫生部门如何在短时间内向怀安多特县全体人口分发药品.
  • The identification of a county drop site and point of distribution sites which is where medication would be received, stored, and distributed within Wyandot County in the event of an infectious disease outbreak or bioterrorism event.
  • 参加演练和演习,以测试大规模疫苗接种/预防计划的部分内容,为事件做准备.
  • 完成预先编写的信息,指导公众在传染病爆发或生物恐怖事件期间采取哪些步骤来帮助保护他们的安全.
Wyandot County Public Health is nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Established in 2007, PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.