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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Public Health Preparedness

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The Public Health Preparedness Program (PHPP), Florida Department of Health in Jefferson County coordinates all-hazards planning and preparedness activities to mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from public health emergencies that threaten the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. Collaboration with Jefferson County’s Emergency Operations Center and partners ensures organized response to fulfill our mission to promote, protect and improve the health of all people through the delivery of high quality public health services.

Florida Department of Health in Jefferson County employs a Public Health Preparedness Coordinator who serves as the planning and training liaison between the health department and other emergency response agencies. The PHP Coordinator and staff continually work with health, medical and disaster response organizations and agencies in preparation for a public health emergency.


Outreach is an integral part of our educational program. Participation in community events encourages preparation, planning and emergency safety and awareness. The Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide, available in English, Spanish, Creole and large-print is available at our office and distributed locally to families and businesses.

For more information on our preparedness program contact:

Margaret Levings, Planner II
Florida Department of Health - Jefferson County
1255 West Washington Street
Monticello, Florida 32344
850-342-0170 ext. 1239