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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

First Aid box on pink BG

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) provides assistance to help build and strengthen the abilities to effectively respond to a range of public health threats, including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.  Activities funded by PHEP specifically target the development of emergency-ready public health departments that are flexible and adaptable.


PHEP efforts support the National Response Framework, which guides how the nation responds to all types of hazards including infectious disease outbreaks; natural disasters; biological, chemical, and radiological incidents; and explosions.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Pettis County MRC

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers who help make their communities stronger and healthier during disasters and every day. Volunteers are organized into community-based units that work to improve local emergency response capabilities, reduce potential public health risks and vulnerabilities, and build community preparedness and resilience. Anyone can volunteer as all skill sets and levels are needed in the time of an emergency.


For more information on how to get involved, please feel free to contact our MRC Coordinator Dawn.

Show-Me Response

Show-Me Response is a statewide registry of medical, public health, and other professionals who wish to volunteer their services in the event of a disaster or emergency. For more information on Show-Me Response or to sign up, visit

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