Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP)
About the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program
- PHEP ensures health and safety of the El Paso community through:
- Developing collaborative partnerships with federal, state and local government officials, hospitals, community-based organizations and volunteers.
- Developing plans and providing training to partners and stakeholders.
- Conducting drills and exercises of those plans.
- Performing surveillance and investigation of specific communicable/infectious diseases and other public health threats or emergencies.
PHEP Key Components:
- Public health response and support
- Epidemiological surveillance and investigation
- Rapid notifications and alerts
- Mass prophylaxis and vaccination
- Drills and exercises
- Internal and external training
- Community Education - Click here to request a presentation about various public health topics on the Speakers Bureau page.
Potential local public health threats include:
- Communicable disease outbreak (hepatitis A, measles, H1N1 influenza, West Nile virus, etc.)
- Natural disasters (winter storms, extreme heat, floods, and high winds)
- Bioterrorism incidents (anthrax, plague, smallpox)
- Radiological disasters (bombs or power plants accidents)
Emergency Preparedness Resources
- Texas Prepares - Ready or Not? Have A Plan
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- 2-1-1 (Dial: 2-1-1 or toll free 1-877-541-7905)
- State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry
(Voluntary registry for people who need assistance for evacuation in the case of an emergency.)
Non-Emergency Helpful Numbers
|• El Paso Police Department||915-832-4400|
|• El Paso Fire Department||915-832-4432|
|• El Paso County Sheriff's Office||915-546-2280|
|• Animal Services Department||915-842-1000|
|• 24/7 Diseases Reporting||915-212-6520|
|• American Red Cross||915-592-0208|
|• Paso Del Norte Food Bank||915-544-5592|
|• Poison Control Center||1-800-222-1222|
City of El Paso Department of Public Health
Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program
5115 El Paso Dr.
El Paso, TX 79905
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday,
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.