Central Oregon CJS Preparedness

Members of the Central Oregon team and site visitors, from left to right: Tammy Baney, Kelley Evans (visitor), Tom Kuhn, Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, Ken Fahlgren, Mary Goodwin, Pat Libbey, Mike Ahern, Tom Machala, Gianfranco Pezzino.

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Title: Developing a shared approach to public health preparedness in Oregon’s Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties

Oregon’s Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties plan to improve their collective effectiveness, efficiency and expand their capacity in the area of public health preparedness through the use of a cross jurisdictional sharing (CJS) approach.  The project team will develop a multi-county approach to managing Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, preparing a regional risk communication plan, and developing multi-county approaches to preparedness planning, training and exercising.

The $65,006 grant supports exploration and development of CJS approaches to improve public health preparedness among three single county health departments serving more than 200,000 people across three counties.