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Public Health Preparedness Overview

The Public Health Preparedness Coordinator job came about after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. The position is funded through the Center for Disease Control, and the Indiana State Department of Health manages the grant.


The responsibilities of the Public Health Preparedness Coordinator include seeking grants to help fund the department and to coordinate volunteers during an emergency.

The grant is open to each county to assist in preparedness in the event of a disaster whether that is man-made or a natural occurrence. The Public Health Preparedness Coordinator plans for "All Hazards" including terrorism.

Now the health department is planning for a possible influenza pandemic and part of the planning is to prepare the public for such a disaster. For more information, please reference the Public Health Preparedness links.

Questions / Volunteer

If you have questions or would like to volunteer your service to the health department, contact us at one of the methods below.

Contact  Us

Public Health Preparedness
Morgan Townsend

12 S Wabash St
Peru, IN 46970
Phone: (756) 472-3901, ext. 1293