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+ 0800 2466 7921

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34th Avenue New York, W2 3XE

(936) 632-1139 (p)

(936) 632-2640 (f)

503 Hill St

Lufkin, TX 75904

Emergency Preparedness

The Angelina County & Cities Health District mirrors the Texas Strategic Vision for health and medical preparedness in Texas in that “Angelina County will be prepared and ready to respond to a health and medical event due to either a man-made or natural disaster”.   ACCHD is considered a first-responder in a declared emergency event within Angelina, Polk, and San Augustine counties.

Components of Public Health Preparedness include:

  • Disease Surveillance
  • Hurricane/Sheltering Response
  • Emergency Planning
  • 24/7 Response Availability

Public Health Preparedness

The Angelina County & Cities Health District mirrors the Texas Strategic Vision for health and medical preparedness in Texas in that “Angelina County will be prepared and ready to respond to a health and medical event due to either a man-made or natural disaster.”  ACCHD is one of the first responders in a declared emergency event within our jurisdiction: Angelina, Polk and San Augustine Counties.   Components of Public Health Preparedness include:

  • Disease Surveillance – acting as an information source and conduit for state surveillance programs. Hospitals, labs, and physician offices report communicable diseases to ACCHD for investigation and mitigation.   Diseases tracked include vaccine preventable illness such as Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, food borne illnesses like Salmonella, e-coli, and new outbreaks including  H1N1 Influenza virus, West Nile,  and Zika are tracked through the ACCHD PHP Program.
  • Hurricane/Sheltering Response – ACCHD PHP Division coordinates primary medical care services that are needed by evacuees within Angelina County. ACCHD coordinates with the County/City EOC and local medical community to prepare for and meet the challenges of evacuation and sheltering events.
  • Emergency Planning – preparations are made for emergency situations where administration of medication/vaccine may be necessary to safeguard the public. Agreements are in place for mass dispensing sites throughout our jurisdiction.

If you have information regarding a Notifiable Condition please call the ACCHD Disease Surveillance Division 24/7 hotline  936-633-0608