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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Public Health Preparedness

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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. 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.