- See our Public Health Facebook page to keep up-to-date.
- Follow us on Twitter! or send an email to: VCPH.Updates@ventura.org with "Subscribe" in the subject line to get email updates.
- Find out about the 1918 pandemic and why it matters today.
- Read the results of our survey of what Ventura County Residents knew about terrorism planning
The State Honored EPO
We received an Award for Outstanding Exercise Expertise for our 36 Hour Medical Shelter Exercise. We held the 36-hour exercise May 9-11, 2011. It included hundreds of volunteers and medical professionals who got to train first hand in responding to a major earthquake.
- Read what Richard Serino, FEMA deputy administrator had to say.
- Read more about it in this Ventura Star article with video and images, and their
- Watch KCAL 9's news report and see the Ventura City Fire Department's video.
Find out how to be prepared for emergencies at:
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Being prepared for emergencies is the most important thing we can do to protect our communities, ourselves and our loved ones. In a recent national survey, 91% of Americans agreed they could protect themselves and their families with some simple actions. But only 54% have taken even one of three simple steps. "Ready Ventura County" ["Listo America"] en Español] lists the main things you can do to be ready for an emergency:
- Prepare -- Prepara una equipo [Español]
- Plan -- Haz un plan [Español]
- Stay Informed -- Mantente informado [Español]
- Get Involved! Learn More About What You Can Do
Other Readiness Resources
- Drop, Cover, and Hold On Videos
- Report: When Every Drop Counts: Protecting Public Health During Drought Conditions
- Older Americans Plan
- People with Disabilities and Special Needs Plan
- Plan for your Pets