Councils

Health & Medical Preparedness

Overview

The Health & Medical Preparedness Council is committed to providing technical assistance for and representation of state EMS officials regarding both natural as well as terrorist type incidents, to include emerging infectious disease outbreaks, as they relate to planning, preparedness, response and recovery, to include homeland security activities.

Vision

The vision of the Health & Medical Preparedness Council is to ensure effective preparedness activities by cooperating and collaborating with our response stakeholders.

Mission

The mission of the Health & Medical Preparedness Council is to provide assistance for and representation of State EMS Officials regarding all hazards related to planning, preparedness, response and recovery, to include homeland and security activities. The Council is committed to assuring that EMS leadership is represented at these important initiatives as well as reviewing and providing input into federal plans and documents.

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Chair

Joe Schmider
State EMS Director
Office of EMS/Trauma System Coordination
Texas Department of State Health Services
joseph.schmider@dshs.texas.gov

Vice Chair

Mel House
Executive Director
Ohio Dept. of Public Safety/Division of EMS
mrhouse@dps.ohio.gov

Secretary

Jay P. Taylor
EMS Program Manager
Pennsylvannia Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
jaytaylo@pa.gov

For More Information

Leslee Stein-Spencer, RN, MS
Program Manager
spencer@nasemso.org