Program StructureEPRP activities and staff are organized into four functional units: Program Administration, Policy and Planning, Threat Assessment, and Emergency Operations.
The Program Administration Unit performs grant management functions to ensure that resources are used in accordance with grantor and county requirements and objectives; serves as point of contact with federal and state grant officials and county administrative entities and provides leadership and staff support for compliance and monitoring of contracts and grants.
The Policy and Planning Unit performs analytic studies related to epidemiologic, supply and demand aspects of public health emergencies; develops strategic plans to guide DPH and county preparedness and response activities; provides policy recommendations; manages the Cities Readiness Initiative; develops plans to accomplish mass prophylaxis and mass care and coordinates with volunteer agencies.
The Threat Assessment Unit coordinates DPH efforts with other agencies for the early detection, assessment, and investigation of acts of terrorism that may pose a public health threat. To accomplish this mission, the unit establishes and maintains working relationships with federal, state, and local law enforcement and intelligence agencies; coordinates the DPH WMD Technical Advisory Group (TAG), assures DPHs capabilities for handling sensitive and classified intelligence information and oversees DPH participation in the Joint Regional Intelligence Center.
The Emergency Operations Unit maintains the DPH Department Operations Center (DOC); provides leadership and coordination of department-wide plans; develops and ensures DPH emergency communication standards; provides technical support to exercise planning activities; ensures that response operations are in compliance with the standards set forth by the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and by the Incident Command System (ICS) and establishes an Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS) focusing on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities.
|Alonzo Plough, PhD, MPH |
| Dickson Diamond, MD |
|Dee Ann Bagwell, MPH, MA |
Policy and Planning
|Voncille McKinney |
|Michael Contreras |
| Denise Shelton-Hall |