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

The Foundation's initiative, Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing, was designed to strengthen the ability of public health agencies to improve the health of the communities they serve by supporting efforts to explore, inform, and track the implementation of innovative regional or shared approaches to delivering public health services.The purpose of this project is to expand capacity for public health preparedness in Oregon's Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties by expanding the Public Health Reserve Corps regionally, developing appropriate risk communication across jurisdictions, and implementing a shared model for volunteer management. Deliverables include: (1) a business plan on joint risk communication, exercise planning and volunteer management; (2) a report of alternatives for implementing a regional Public Health Reserve Corps among the participants including recommendations for preferred alternatives and implementation strategies; (3) a shared risk communication plan; and (4) a shared training and exercise planning, development, and evaluation model. In addition, the project grantee will designate a team lead to serve as the primary point of contact for the project and provide continuity by participating in all Learning Community activities; designate a communications coordinator to serve as the primary point of contact for the Center's communications staff; ensure that at least three team members participate in three in-person Learning Community meetings; ensure that one team member attend two other projects' site visits; participate in quarterly calls with the Learning Community; participate in quarterly calls with Center staff; and host up to two site visits over the course of the project.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $65,006.00

Awarded on: 1/15/2013

Time frame: 1/15/2013 - 1/31/2015

Grant Number: 70614

Grantee

Deschutes County Health Services

2577 N.E. Courtney Drive
Bend, OR, 97701-7638

541-322-7400
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Mary Jo Goodwin
Project Director

541-322-7466
Email