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Your Questions Answered

  • What does an Emergency Planner do?
    Emergency Planners are specialists in developing plans, policies, guidance, training, education, communications, & operational capacity. These individuals are project managers that help design exercises & support responses, provide grant assistance, and coordinate emergency readiness activities.
  • What does PHSCO stand for?
    Public Health Services Council of Ohio. ​ Learn more in our About Us section.
  • What is a council of government (COG)?
    Councils of Governments (COGs) are organizations that represent member local governments (like counties). As a whole, COGs provide support to their members by providing services and assistance. Services offered are determined by the COG and members, and can relate to concerns found in many locations. ​ Learn more on the Ohio Auditor's website.
  • How many health departments are part of PHSCO?
    As of January 2022, there are five health departments that are an active part of PHSCO.
  • Can I join PHSCO?
    Yes. Look at our Careers section if you would like to view current open positions. Contact Us if you would like to know more about joining as a health department.
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