Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
Wisconsin’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness program focuses on preparing
for and responding to events that pose a substantial risk to the health of
Wisconsin's residents. The program supports and enhances the capacity of
the state, local public health departments/Tribes, and the healthcare
system to prepare for public health threats and emergencies through
planning, exercising, responding, and training.
Winter Weather Checklists (exit DHS)
- Stock up on emergency supplies for communication, food, safety,
heating, and car in case a storm hits.
- The new WEAVR (exit DHS) is
live and ready for current members to re-register and for new
members to join. The new WEAVR benefits you as a health professional
volunteer and those with other skills who may be called upon to
respond to a public health emergency. Your health professional
license/certification/registration information can be verified by
state and national databases. Integration of Medical Reserve Corps
Unit members as well as members of the WI-1 Disaster Medical
Assistance Team (DMAT) into the new WEAVR provide a more central
system to locate the licensure and skills needed for response to a
public health emergency. Verification of credentials will make the
response to an emergency more efficient and timely. In short,
volunteers can be deployed faster.
The local administrator training is located on the WEAVR homepage.
Systems to help professionals respond to emergencies
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) | WI
Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR)
Disaster Medical Assistance Team (WI 1 DMAT)
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May 13, 2013