Public Health Preparedness & Response

What is public health preparedness?
Public health anticipates and prepares for emergencies such as infectious diseases, bioterrorism, or natural disasters by providing standardized response measures, toolkits, planning, identifying best practices and lessons learned from multiagency exercises. Public health is also involved in planning and responding to disasters. 

Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR)
During a disaster or emergency, health departments rely on volunteers to assist with emergency response efforts. WEAVR is Wisconsin's initiative to pre-register, manage, and mobilize clinical and non-clinical volunteers to help respond to disasters. There are no specific qualifications required to volunteer, but some trainings, certifications, or licensures may be required for some roles. Please be prepared to provide proof of these qualifications upon registration. 

If you are interested in supporting your community, please consider signing up as an emergency preparedness volunteer. Register through WEAVR at Please select "Greenfield Health Department" as your organization during registration. 

To request a public health preparedness training for your group or business, contact Melanie Brooks at 414-316-5293 or