Emergency Preparedness planning continues to be a critical role for the Social Work Division. With a never ending process of developing, maintaining, and planning to prepare all citizens for a disaster event, the Department continues to seek ways to better serve. The recruitment and training of volunteers and staff are new initiatives developed by the division and are provided across the state. Over 1,921 social workers and mental health professionals have participated in many different regional, satellite, and statewide conference training opportunities. The many topics ranged from Emergency Preparedness Strategic National Stockpile, disaster response counseling, and stress management.

Please visit the ADPH Volunteer Network and read more about registering as an emergency preparedness volunteer today!

Page last updated: April 11, 2017