Howard County Public Health Preparedness Program (PHEP)

Mission: To prepare the County and its healthcare system to respond to natural and man-made public health emergencies including but not limited to: severe weather conditions, bioterrorism and disease outbreaks .

To carry out this mission, Howard County Health Department continually develops and exercises plans in cooperation with other County, State and Federal agencies to reduce the effects of, prepare for, respond to and recover from a public health emergency. Comprehensive emergency response and preparedness plans are developed and federally funded through a partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health's (MDH) Office of Preparedness and Response (OP&R).

Be Prepared

Would you know what to do if a major public health emergency, like a natural disaster, disease pandemic or act of terrorism happened in Howard County?  We are here to help you get ready for any and all unexpected events.

Cold Weather Safety