Emergency Preparedness & Response

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Being Prepared                                                                                                                            

The Shelby County Health Department’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEPP) identifies, assesses and responds to public health threats to Shelby County and neighboring counties in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

PHEPP recognizes the potential health risks and impacts of an emergency on each community and works to reduce the health effects of disasters when they occur. Through threat assessments, preparedness planning, training, drills and exercises, PHEPP is committed to improving the health and medical aspect of the community.