A multidisciplinary team of specialists that create, develop, evaluate and implement action plans to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to serious public health crises including emerging diseases, pandemic influenza, disease outbreaks, wide-scale natural disasters, and terrorist attacks.
Preparedness staff members focus on building and sustaining capacity associated with seven Public Health Preparedness Capabilities contained within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Standards for State and Local Planning.
These capabilities include:
Emergency public information and warning information sharing
Medical countermeasures dispensing
Medical material management and distribution
Public health surveillance and epidemiologic investigation
Anyone can be affected by unintentional poisoning. Most poisoning occurs in the home and at any time of the day or night. The NJ Poison Control Center assists callers of all ages (infants, children, teens, young adults, adults, and older adults) and those who speak languages other than English.
Get help right away 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.