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Florida Department of Health in Manatee County emergency preparedness program monitors and enhances plans to respond to all types of disasters and public health emergencies.  Collaborating with Manatee County Government's Emergency Management team, the Florida Department of Health, local hospitals and other health, medical, and disaster response organizations, we continuously work towards coordinated planning, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts.


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Our emergency preparedness plans were recognized in 2011 by the National Associationof City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) through Project Public Health Ready,? the only nationwide evaluation and recognition program for community disaster preparedness programs


Family Preparedness

The Manatee County Government maintains a Special Needs Registry for those residents who may need assistance with evacuation and sheltering in times of disaster.

Learn more about the special needs shelter program in Manatee County by watching our new video (open in YouTube)


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 The Manatee County Government Special Needs Shelter web page provides Evacuation Checklists and the Special Needs Shelter Application in both English and Spanish. Please go to Special Needs Registry for more information.


Residents with medical or functional needs may have additional considerations with their personal emergency preparedness. Watch this brief (Opens in YouTube)


Manatee Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)


The Medical Reserve Corps is a team of health, medical, and support volunteers who are trained and ready to support Manatee County during disasters and other health emergencies. Learn more about the MRC, or how to join, at 

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HIV & STD Community Testing Calendar




Public Health Video

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Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

410 6th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 748-0747


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