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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Douglas County Health Department

VOLUNTEERS


Thank you for your desire to work with us to help protect our community, prevent the spread of disease, and respond to public health emergencies!  Volunteers are a vital part of any emergency response.  If a communicable disease outbreak or a public health emergency affects our community, we will depend on volunteers to help us respond.Type your paragraph here.


If you are interested in volunteering for the Health Department, there are steps you can take now so that you will be better prepared and able to respond more quickly. 

Print out and complete the Volunteer Application form.  Bring it with you when the Health Department calls for volunteers.  Additional forms may be required at the time of activation, depending on the situation.





REQUIREMENTS:


Volunteers must complete the following online trainings before volunteering for the Health Department.  Be sure to print the certificate of completion for each training and keep them in a file that you can bring with you when the Health Department calls for volunteers.  Additional training may be required at the time of activation, depending on the incident.


TRAINING #1

Volunteer Training:  First Steps (15 minutes)
Source:  Prepare Iowa (relevant for Missouri volunteers)
https://prepareiowa.training-source.org/training/courses/Volunteer%20Training%3A%20First%20Steps/detail


TRAINING #2

HIPAA: An Overview (25 minutes)
Source:  UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, through the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
https://www.mrc.train.org/DesktopModules/eLearning/CourseDetails/CourseDetailsForm.aspx?tabid=62&courseid=1041019&backURL=L0Rlc2t0b3BTaGVsbC5hc3B4P3RhYklkPTYyJmdvdG89YnJvd3NlJmJyb3dzZT1rZXl3b3JkJmtleXdvcmQ9aGlwYWEma2V5b3B0aW9uPUJvdGgmY2xpbmljYWw9Qm90aCZsb2NhbD1BbGwmQnlDb3N0PTA=&ncb=1

 TRAINING #3
Family and Workplace Preparedness (35 minutes)
Source:  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
http://emilms.fema.gov/IS0317/basics/ic_01_03_1000.htm
 
TRAINING #4
Volunteer Training:  Incident Command System (15 minutes)
Source:  Prepare Iowa (relevant for Missouri volunteers)
​​http://prepareiowa.training-source.org/training/courses#overlay=training/courses/Volunteer%2520Training%253A%2520Incident%2520Command%2520System%2520%2528ICS%2529/detail


​TRAINING #5 
Mass Dispensing Guide:  A Primer for Volunteers
Source:  University of Minnesota School of Public Health (relevant for Missouri volunteers)
https://cpheo1.sph.umn.edu/login/wheretogo.asp?tname=UMNCPHP


TRAINING #6 
Volunteer Training:  Personal Protective Equipment (15 minutes)
Source:  Prepare Iowa (relevant for Missouri volunteers)
https://prepareiowa.training-source.org/training/courses/Volunteer%20Training%3A%20Personal%20Protective%20Equipment/detail


TRAINING #7 
Volunteer Training:  Stress Management (15 minutes)
Source:  Prepare Iowa (relevant for Missouri volunteers)
http://prepareiowa.training-source.org/training/courses#overlay=training/courses/Volunteer%2520Training%253A%2520Stress%2520Management/detail


Optional, short, online training videos are also available for non-medical volunteers who may assist in a shelter.  The videos are produced by the Medical Reserve Corps of the Greater Kansas City area and can be found at
http://www.mrckc.org/shelter-videos.html.

 Thank you, again, for your interest in volunteering during a public health emergency in our community!