111 N Dewey North Platte, NE 69101
308-696-1201




Mission Statement: Early Detection, Intervention, & Prevention of Disease, Disability, & Premature Death.

Vision Statement: Promote and Protect the Wellness of our Community through Education, Programs and Services.

Public Health Value Statement: Promoting the Understanding of Beneficial Lifelong Individual Choices; Helping Everyone Attain Longevity Through Health.


Mission Statement: Early Detection, Intervention, & Prevention of Disease, Disability, & Premature Death.

Vision Statement: Promote and Protect the Wellness of our Community through Education, Programs and Services.

Public Health Value Statement: Promoting the Understanding of Beneficial Lifelong Individual Choices; Helping Everyone Attain Longevity Through Health.  




Mission Statement: Early Detection, Intervention, & Prevention of Disease, Disability, & Premature Death.

Vision Statement: Promote and Protect the Wellness of our Community through Education, Programs and Services.

Public Health Value Statement: Promoting the Understanding of Beneficial Lifelong Individual Choices; Helping Everyone Attain Longevity Through Health.  


Mission Statement: Early Detection, Intervention, & Prevention of Disease, Disability, & Premature Death.

Vision Statement: Promote and Protect the Wellness of our Community through Education, Programs and Services.

Public Health Value Statement: Promoting the Understanding of Beneficial Lifelong Individual Choices; Helping Everyone Attain Longevity Through Health.  
 

Emergency Preparedness


Bioterrorism, infectious diseases and other public health emergencies are complex health threats facing the nation’s safety.  It is the responsibility of public health to detect, investigate, respond to, and implement measures to prevent illnesses.

Unlike an explosion, bioterrorism and infectious diseases may be invisible, silent, and difficult to detect at first.  Affected persons will begin to present at doctors offices, clinics, and hospital emergency rooms, days, and perhaps weeks after the exposure. As cases of unexplained or unexpected illness increase, the initial responders to such an incident will be vigilant physicians, emergency room personnel, and public health practitioners who detect the unusual event, and report it to their response partners.

Public health officials will be called upon to investigate the illness, identify it, and implement control measures to reduce and prevent disease in the community. These activities are done in collaboration with emergency managers, hospitals, health care providers, partners in local emergency response, fire departments, law enforcement, and others.

Our role in responding to a public health emergency event includes early detection, investigation and control, rapid communication of essential information, vaccine and prophylactic medicine distribution and assurance of environmental safety.  Public health must be prepared to assist other responders with food, water and other public health issues as a consequence of natural disasters and hazardous material incidents.