PHEP

Public Health Emergency
Preparedness Coordinator
Mailing Address Office Phone E-Mail
Becky Smith Box 925, Philipsburg, MT 59858 (406) 859-7024 PHEP@co.granite.mt.us
Public Health Nurse
Karyn Johnston, RN Box 312, Drummond, MT 59832 (406) 288-0330 Drummond office
(406) 859-0330 Philipsburg office
kjohnston@co.missoula.mt.us

moose jumping fenceWhat is Public Health Emergency Preparedness?

Public Health Emergency Preparedness primes individuals and local agencies to cope with and prepare for natural and/or manmade disasters through communication, planning, training, and prevention.
A public health emergency is an event that creates health risks to Granite County’s public. This can include anything from natural disasters to infectious disease outbreaks to bioterrorist attacks.
Although Granite County feels rather safeguarded from such events it is the preparedness aspect that will keep us ready in the event of a public health emergency.

Please visit The Center for Disease Control for more info on emergency preparedness.

HAN ( Health Alert Network)

These alerts come from the CDC or Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) advising of health issues throughout our state or country. Please click here to view HAN alerts.

Immunizations

Immunizations are key in preventing the spread of infectious diseases in Granite County. To further understand the importance of vaccinations and their recommended schedule click here.

WIC

Granite County WIC is located at the Granite County Health Department in Drummond the 4th Monday of odd months (January, March, May, etc…).  For info about Montana’s WIC program and eligibility requirements click here.

Montana Helping Montanans is a volunteer registry to assist volunteer responses to local, regional, and statewide emergencies. To learn more and to register.