Public Health Preparedness
The Public Health Preparedness (PHP) program provides operational and tactical level planning to support preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation from natural and man-made disasters. The PHP prepares Bay County for public health emergencies such as severe weather conditions, wildfires, disease outbreak, and biological events. Planners collaborate with local, regional, and state response partners to ensure a coordinated and unified effort.
For more information regarding the Public Health Preparedness program, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Bay County: 850-872-4455, press 7, then press 2.
Preparedness Links and Resources
Below are several links which will assist you and your family in preparing for an emergency:
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance. Ready.gov has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan.
Daily briefings and current weather conditions across the United States
Compiled tools and resources provided by the Florida Department of Health to help you prepare for any disaster.
An "edutainment” curriculum with downloadable materials developed by the Center for Disease Control to educate individuals, families and classrooms on the importance of being prepared for disasters and emergencies.
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Alert Bay.
A creative family guide developed by the Bay Area Medical Reserve Corps to help children and families prepare for disasters.
- Bay County Emergency Management DivisionFind Emergency Management information for Bay County, FL
- DisasterPreparedness Guide Preparation is key to navigating any natural or man-made emergency, this publication sets forth practical steps and advice for ensuring the safety of you and your family should the worst occur.