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Emergency Preparedness

The Roosevelt County Health Department participates in the Montana DPHHS Emergency Preparation grant program. Funding provided by the CDC is used to improve:

• Planning and Assessment
• Surveillance and Epidemiology
• Laboratory Capacity
• Health Alert Network
• Emergency Risk Communication
• At Risk/Special Populations Groups
• Education and Training

Activities directed by the grant requirements help prepare the department to meet any large-scale health threat.
For more information and to help your family prepare for a disaster, visit:

For many years, the State of Montana, Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has used the same mass notification product (Assurance NM) to distribute important health alerts published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Effective June 30, 2023, Assurance NM will no longer be our standard mass notification platform to publish health alerts.

The State of Montana is rolling out a new product called Everbridge™. Everbridge™ is a reliable and contemporary mass notification tool used by some public safety agencies within Montana for emergency alerts related to evacuations, severe weather, shelter-in-place, etc. DPHHS will adopt this innovative platform and utilize it to publish future health alerts.

Everbridge™ is forecasted to go-live on July 1, 2023

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