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Public Health Emergency Management
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has enhanced its public health capacity to respond to a possible bioterrorism attack or other public health emergency that could threaten the health of Long Beach residents. Even prior to the events of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax incidents in the fall of that year, planning and preparedness have been priorities for DHHS.
In recent years, the Department has taken an all-hazards approach, developing plans to minimize the affects of bioterrorism events, disease outbreaks, and natural disasters. DHHS is continually enhancing laboratory, disease surveillance, communication capabilities, community education, and workforce training activities to be better prepared to protect the health and well-being of the community.
Get A Kit, Long Beach. And Keep It Stocked.
This month's Kit item is: Food.
In an emergency, having enough food for you and family to last up to 72 hours is essential. Learn more about what to food to purchase as part of your emergency kit here.
And follow us throughout 2013 as week help you assemble and maintain your emergency kit. #BYKLB #LBKIT #LBREADY
One Item a Month. One Step Closer to Being Prepared.
For information on how you can protect yourself, your family, neighborhood, and businesses, check out the Department's Family Emergency Plan.
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