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Information for Community Partners

The Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness works closely with healthcare facilities, human service agencies, and other emergency preparedness partners to consider potential health hazards in our communities. By planning now, we can respond more effectively, and minimize the effects of a disaster.

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Information for Businesses

It is vital for businesses to have emergency plans in place so they are able to continue operations as quickly as possible following an emergency or disaster.

Business owners should encorage their employees to have emergency plans in place for themselves and their families. Visit ready.gov to learn more about emergency planning for businesses.

Information for Schools

Schools play a critical role in emergency preparedness, reporting, and response. To learn more about school emergency preparedness, please contact Mario J. Gonzalez at mgonzalez@dutchessny.gov.

Preparedness Coalitions

Dutchess County participates in and receives support from several preparedness coalitions whose primary focus is to collaborate and plan for public health threats and emergencies in our communities. Healthcare, human service, other community-based agencies, and interested individuals are encouraged to join the following coalitions:

Recovery and Resiliency Coalition of Dutchess (RRCD)

The Recovery and Resiliency Coalition of Dutchess (RRCD) includes government, not-for-profit, and private businesses from the human services and healthcare industries who:

  • Promote information sharing among members
  • Build collaborative relationships before emergencies occur
  • Create emergency plans that integrate services in times of crisis

By doing so, RRCD members better support residents and each other, as well as DBCH and the Dutchess County Office of Emergency Management, in times of emergency. This effort qualifies the RRCD as a Coalition Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) and as a member of the New York VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster). 

For more information, or to learn how to become a member of the RRCD, please contact Mario J. Gonzalez at mgonzalez@dutchessny.gov 


Rhinebeck Coalition

The Rhinebeck Coalition includes government, not-for-profit, and healthcare facilities in Northwestern Dutchess County who:

  • Promote information sharing among members
  • Build collaborative relationships before emergencies occur
  • Create emergency plans that integrate services in times of crisis

This coalition concentrates on emergency preparedness in the Rhinebeck and surrounding region. For more information, or to learn how to become a member of the Rhinebeck Coalition, please contact please contact Mario J. Gonzalez at mgonzalez@dutchessny.gov or 845-486-3534.
 

Regional Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC)

The New York State Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC) includes healthcare facilities, public health partners, and emergency management partners whose mission is to improve communication and coordination throughout the healthcare sector before, during, and after a disaster.

Led by the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Health Emergency Preparedness, the regional HEPC offers support in Dutchess County by:

  • improving information sharing between healthcare providers and facilities
  • provide training opportunities
  • developing of exercises for its coalition partners

To learn more about the HEPC, please visit:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/emergency-preparedness.aspx

 

 

Recovery and Resiliency Coalition of Dutchess (RRCD)

The Recovery and Resiliency Coalition of Dutchess (RRCD) includes government, not-for-profit, and private businesses from the human services and healthcare industries who:

  • Promote information sharing among members
  • Build collaborative relationships before emergencies occur
  • Create emergency plans that integrate services in times of crisis

By doing so, RRCD members better support residents and each other, as well as DBCH and the Dutchess County Office of Emergency Management, in times of emergency. This effort qualifies the RRCD as a Coalition Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) and as a member of the New York VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster). 

For more information, or to learn how to become a member of the RRCD, please contact Mario J. Gonzalez at mgonzalez@dutchessny.gov .

Rhinebeck Coalition

The Rhinebeck Coalition includes government, not-for-profit, and healthcare facilities in Northwestern Dutchess County who:

  • Promote information sharing among members
  • Build collaborative relationships before emergencies occur
  • Create emergency plans that integrate services in times of crisis

This coalition concentrates on emergency preparedness in the Rhinebeck and surrounding region. For more information, or to learn how to become a member of the Rhinebeck Coalition, please contact: Frank Intervallo at  914-329-8615 or fintervallo@rhinebeckny.gov

Regional Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC)

The New York State Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC) includes healthcare facilities, public health partners, and emergency management partners whose mission is to improve communication and coordination throughout the healthcare sector before, during, and after a disaster.

Led by the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Health Emergency Preparedness, the regional HEPC offers support in Dutchess County by:

  • improving information sharing between healthcare providers and facilities
  • provide training opportunities
  • developing of exercises for its coalition partners

To learn more about the HEPC, please visit:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/emergency-preparedness.aspx