Public Health Preparedness

Public Health Preparedness

The Office of Public Health Preparedness at Central District Health (CDH) is charged with planning for, responding to, and recovering from, public health emergencies in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties. This charge includes helping our communities and families be prepared for just such an event. As an individual, there are many things you can do to help your family and community be prepared.

  • Protect yourself against everyday health hazards such as excessive summer heat, freezing winter temperatures, influenza and West Nile virus.
  • Learn more about the threats currently facing your community and our nation.
  • You can take simple disaster planning steps now that can help prevent disease and injury during an emergency.
  • Be informed of how your community is preparing and find ways to help.

CDH can be a valuable resource to get you started on making you, your family and the entire Treasure Valley more prepared for a public health disaster. Contact any of our staff for more information or click on "Public Health Preparedness on the side menu.


Email Public Health Preparedness

Curtis Loveless
Division Administrator

Heidi Hopkins
Program Manager 

Kalene Bataluna
Training and Exercise Coordinator & Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Coordinator

Madisen Hansen

Alex Hentges

upcoming events

Dec 158:30am

The next Regular Board of Health meeting will be held on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 8:30am at 707 N. Armstrong Pl, Boise The Board Meeting schedule is posted inside CDH Headquarters and on the Board Meetings page, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

May 16 10:00am - 2:00pm

Make your health a priority and attend a free health screening event! Screenings consist of a single finger poke to run a full lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Glucose) and an A1C test. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and participants will leave with a copy of their results. Know your numbers – Get Screened! No appointment necessary, at the Mountain Home Library.