Kauai Emergency Preparedness Program
The Kauai District Health Office Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program has designated staff for county-wide planning, epidemiologic investigations, and education on bioterrorism. Although the risk of a deadly outbreak is unknown, technology has changed the way diseases spread and have an impact on our lives. An epidemic halfway around the world could have repercussions on Kauai. In addition, biological and chemical weapons have been used historically to intentionally cause harm on a population. The agents of concern include smallpox, anthrax, plague, and ricin. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program has informational materials, regarding chemical and biological agents, including how to protect yourself. Staff are also available to give presentations to community groups upon request. To arrange for a presentation, email Michael Robless or call (808)-241-3555.
Kauai Medical Reserve Corps
The Kauai Medical Reserve Corps (KMRC) is a Medical Reserve Corps unit--part of the President's USA Freedom Corps which promotes volunteerism and service throughout the nation. Our mission is to establish a team of local volunteers who can contribute their skills and expertise for medical and public health service.