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Dispense Assist

Dispense Assist logoDispense Assist is an easy-to-use online tool used by local health departments, hospitals and health care providers to screen individuals during public health emergencies and seasonal/pandemic influenza. This no-cost tool streamlines dispensing/vaccination operations and is already being implemented in public health jurisdictions, hospitals and other health care entities nationwide.

Watch this broadcast to see how Dispense Assist works at a seasonal flu clinic.

How to Use Dispense Assist (General Public) En español

This video will assist you with printing out a medication voucher during a public health emergency. The medication voucher system will help you receive the medication that is right for you. To print your voucher, you must have access to a computer and a printer. If you do not have a computer and printer available, contact the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment for assistance. Thank you to Seattle & King County Public Health for collaborating and assisting with the development of this video.

Dispensing Medication during a Public Health Emergency (Open/Closed Sites) En español

This video will assist dispensers with processing vouchers produced from Dispense Assist, an online medication screening tool made available by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. Thank you to Seattle & King County Public Health for collaborating and assisting with the development of this video. 

EPI Update

The EPI Update is a free, monthly e-newsletter created by the Public Health Emergency Program of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and is targeted for Johnson County health care professionals. It was developed to provide doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals in Johnson County with up-to-date information on infectious diseases, public health emergency and bioterrorism planning efforts, disease surveillance, and other epidemiologic topics as they pertain to our community.

Current Johnson County Disease Report

Current Influenza Surveillance Report

Influenza Suveillance Report (2015-2016 season)

Influenza Surveillance Report (2014-2015 season)

Influenza Surveillance Report (2013-2014 season)

2016 Johnson County Disease Report

2015 Johnson County Disease Report

2014 Johnson County Disease Report

2013 Johnson County Disease Report



Family Emergency Preparedness

It's important to plan and prepare your family for emergencies. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

Start with a list of basic disaster supplies recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). If you or someone in your household has special needs, preparing for an emergency may involve additional considerations.

PrepareMetroKC.org also provides regional planning initiatives in the Kansas City Metro area and a planning tool to help you tailor your emergency plan for your family.

Get involved in your community

You can provide support to local public health agencies and emergency management departments in an emergency by visiting the Mid-America Medical Reserve Corps and Olathe CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) websites.

Information on local emergency management training opportunities and emergency and disaster planning templates can be found at Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security.

Join the National Preparedness Coalition where you will have access to exclusive resources and be able to collaborate with thousands of fellow members across the country on ways to participate and get your community involved in preparedness activities.

The American Red Cross Greater Kansas City Chapter serves more than 1.5 million people in a five-county area with disaster preparedness and relief programs, health and safety training, and blood collection and distribution.

Information on public health-related disasters, as well as detailed information on possible bioterrorism agents, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emergency Preparedness & Response website.

Public Health Emergency Program (PHEP)

Johnson County's Public Health Emergency Program (PHEP) is responsible for ongoing planning and preparation for a bioterrosim or public health threat in Johnson County. PHEP collaborates with community partners and other County departments to assess and support responses to natural and man-made disasters.

VIDEO: Johnson County's Public Health Emergency Program

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