Public Health Information Network (PHIN)

Are you prepared for emergencies? Fires, floods, tornadoes, illness -- we are all vulnerable to disaster.

The Public Health Information Network (PHIN) in partnership with the National Weather Service, the American Red Cross, Missouri State Emergency Management and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), encourages Missouri residents to be "Ready in 3." Help your family prepare for emergencies with three simple steps.
     1) Create a plan
     2) Prepare a kit
     3) Listen for information

A variety of Ready in 3 materials may be ordered at no cost from DHSS online or by calling (573) 751-6062.

Planning for public health emergencies such as bioterrorist attacks or pandemic influenza is also important. Seasonal influenza season runs from October through May. The steps you take to protect yourself from seasonal flu will help protect you against a number of illnesses. Learn more by downloading these fact sheets. The Public Health Information Network of southwest Missouri is a collaboration of individuals and agencies such as hospitals, local public health agencies, volunteer agencies and home health care in southwest and south central Missouri working together to increase individuals' knowledge of health care and public health issues. We strive to provide timely, accurate, credible information that empowers people to make good decisions about their own health and the health of our community.

For more information, contact your local public health department, or call (417) 874-1205.

Click here to download our Ready in 3 emergency preparedness school curriculum.

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