Last updated: August 7, 2021
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health develops plans and policies that protect and promote the health of all Anne Arundel County residents. The Department of Health has the following responsibilities in preparation for and in response to emergencies:
- Participates in community outreach programs to educate County residents about personal emergency preparedness.
- Provides nursing support at shelters.
- Collects information on disease outbreaks.
- Distributes medications or vaccines to first responders and County residents in response
to a disease outbreak or manmade disaster.
- Works with local agencies and partners, including the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management, County Fire, County Police, Public Schools, County Social Services, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Baltimore Washington Medical Center; State agencies such as the Maryland Medical Reserve Corps volunteer program, Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency; and federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Click on one of the links below for brochures, fact sheets and links to more information on how you can
be ready for any kind of emergency.
- General Emergency Preparedness – general preparedness information for residents, business, schools and health care providers.
- Pandemic Influenza – information about pandemic flu prepardness for residents, businesses, schools, community groups and health care providers.
- Disaster Preparedness – information about how to prepare for natural disasters, including storms and floods.
More Disease and Hazard Preparedness and Response Information
- Diseases, Agents and Other Threats (CDC)
- CDC Strategic National Stockpile
- Radiation Emergencies (CDC)
- Technological Hazards (MEMA)
For more information about the Department of Health’s emergency, preparedness and response activities, call 410-222-4115 or Contact Us.