Diseases and Outbreaks

Emergency Preparedness

Through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement, our Emergency Preparedness team assists local agencies in strengthening their abilities to respond to all types of public health incidents and build more resilient communities. We work with local, regional, and state partners to make sure our community is prepared for any disaster that may occur.

Pack a Kit:

  • Water – one gallon per person, per day for at least seven days.
  • Food – nonperishable. Don’t forget to pack a manual can opener.
  • Flashlights, extra batteries, cell phones with chargers and a battery powered radio.
  • First aid kit, a seven-day medicine supply including prescription drugs, emergency blanket and toiletries.
  • Copies of important documents such as insurance cards and immunization records and emergency contact information.
  • Multipurpose tool, extra cash, map(s) of the area and extra sets of keys.
  • Remember to include supplies for babies, pets, older individuals and those with special needs.

Contact Us:
816-404-6432 or 816-404-9881

Contact

Jackson County Health Department
313 S. Liberty Street
Independence, MO 64050
816-404-6416