Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Become a "Push Partner" Today

With the relatively recent activity surrounding H1N1 Swine Flu, public health agencies in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties have been finalizing plans for the mass dispensing of medication should this ever be needed in a future public health emergency.

The overall plan includes the development of PODs which stand for "Point of Dispensing." A POD would be a location within the community where residents could pick up medication for their familes. As you can imagine, counties with large populations will be faced with some logistical challenges to rapidly dispense medication, if this is needed.

To enhance the methods of rapid dispensing, Clark County Public Health has developed a "Push Partner Registry" which aims to partner with businesses and community organizations.

Push Partners pick up and distribute medications to their clients, employees and their employees’ families. By dispensing medications, you will help ensure continuity of your business while helping those who are unable to travel to POD sites.

To become an eligible Push Partner, please visit the Public Health website to learn more today!

For information generally about how Clark County Public Health is preparing for health-related emergencies, check out this website.

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