Public Health Preparedness

"Keeping our community safe and healthy is our goal."

The Public Health Preparedness team enhances the capacity of the public health workforce by providing training, education and resources that help the Port Arthur Health Department respond effectively to man-made and natural disasters. 

This division is responsible for assessing public health risks and threats through:

  • rigorous surveillance
  • risk assessments

The Public Health Preparedness team also assists in the investigation of food-borne illnesses and communicable diseases. The team includes an epidemiologist and a public health preparer. 

The City of Port Arthur Health Department continuously monitors and evaluates emerging threats to public health and alerts the community on planning and prevention.