Health and Human Services Department Recognized for its Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program

FORT BEND COUNTY JUDGE RECOGNIZES HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESPictured Left to Right: Back Row: Commissioner Vincent Morales, Precinct 1; Commissioner Grady Prestage, Precinct 2; Commissioner Andy Meyers, Precinct 3; Commissioner James Patterson, Precinct 4 Front Row: County Judge Robert Hebert; Anthony Ryder, HHS; David Olinger, HHS Public Health Preparedness Coordinator; Cynthia Smith, HHS; Yaneth Calderon, HHS

County Judge Fort Bend County, TX

Robert E. Hebert Fort Bend County Judge Phone (281) 341-8608

For Immediate Release

The Fort Bend County Health & Human Services’ Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.

Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services Department received this honor by meeting 305  comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This recognition confirms that Fort Bend County has a thorough and coordinated emergency response plan in place as well as the staff training required to protect the health of the community during an emergency.

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert said, “The key to successful emergency management is proper planning.  It is always too late to stop and figure out what to do when an emergency arises. This national recognition of Fort Bend County’s Health and Human Services emergency program planning and preparedness effort reinforces my thinking that we are as fully prepared for public health emergency situations as we can be. I commend everyone who participates in this continuous effort to be prepared.”


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