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Program Description

  Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Program

This program is responsible for the planning, readiness, and response activities of a public health emergency or bio-terrorism threat. Planning efforts are made in collaboration with the County Emergency Management Group; the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; the Department of Fire and Rescue Service; the Police Department; hospitals; and a variety of other County, State, regional, and Federal agencies. Efforts are targeted at training and staff development, communication strategies, emergency response drills, partnerships, resources and equipment, the establishment of disease surveillance systems, mass immunization clinics, medication dispensing sites, and readiness.

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Program Contacts

Contact Dr. Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Percent of Public Health essential emergency contacts successfully activated during 2 hour drill 193%N/A85%90%90%
Number of individuals who participated in a Public Health Emergency Preparedness trainings and exercises 2N/A938500350350
1  FY20 statistic on drills not available due focus of emergency contacts on COVID-19 responsibilities.
2  This is a new measure for FY20. FY20-21 numbers influenced by COVID-19 activities.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved12178278.40
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-36277-0.60
FY22 Recommended11815507.80