Emergency Preparedness

The Washtenaw County Health Department is working to protect your health in the event of an emergency. You can help by taking care of your health and preparing ahead of time. 

How to Get Emergency Information from Local Public Health

Jump Start Your Preparedness Plans

Disasters can happen at any time. Severe weather, accidents or hazardous materials have the potential to harm almost any home, school or business. Are you prepared? Start today with these resources:

Stay Informed

The Washtenaw County Health Department is responsible for protecting your health in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. Such an outbreak could happen naturally, or as the result of bioterrorism. Understand the potential threats and how to protect yourself.


Are you willing to help during a health emergency? General and medical volunteers will be needed. Learn more about becoming a volunteer on our Volunteer in an Emergency page.

Health Emergency Response Coalition

Learn about the Health Emergency Response Coalition.

Contact Us

Want more information about Washtenaw County's preparedness activities? Or to request a presentation or educational materials contact Kimberly Collom, our Emergency Preparedness Manager.

In an emergency, help may not reach everyone quickly. Be prepared. Have a plan and supplies.

Dispense Medicines in an Emergency

If a disease outbreak required dispensing medicines to the entire population, would your clients, residents or employees be able to access a public dispensing site?  Or would they be better served if you organization provided emergency dispensing services? Learn more about protecting your employees or clients and keeping your business running during a health crisis. Contact Kimberly Collom for more information.