Health & Safety Program(s)

Get Involved

Learn how you can help your community before, during and after a disaster or emergency.

Make a Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Build a Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Threat Preparedness

West Virginia Responders Emergency Deployment Information System

The West Virginia Responder Emergency Deployment Information (WV REDI) system is a web-based system created to facilitate health and medical response through identification, credentialing and deployment of West Virginians willing to serve in an emergency. The WV REDI system is linked to professional licensing boards enabling rapid confirmation of valid state licenses to practice medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions.

Registration is open to West Virginia's health and medical professionals, as well as others who are willing to help during a health-related emergency or event.

For more information about WV REDI, ​contact CTP at (304) 558-6900; or log onto to register.

Community Health Needs Assessment(s)

The Clay County Health Department (CCHD) completed a comprehensive community health assessment in Clay County in 2023. The project involved surveying both residents and employees of the county, conducting extensive secondary data research, analyzing the data, and producing a report outlining key findings and recommendations.

Goal: Effectively plan and conduct a comprehensive Community Health Assessment for the Clay County Health Department.

Objective: Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) goes beyond data collection. Its main goal is to motivate change. This change aims to provide a healthy, safe community environment that facilitates healthier community members. These goals are accomplished by providing citizens, community stakeholders, and the health department with an appraisal of community members' well-being through economic status, education level, general health, and welfare. The CHNA provides a means to expand community partnerships, community engagement, and developing goals. These goals are centered on providing a healthier community for all citizens of all health statuses. 

Strategic Plan 2023-Clay Co Health Department

2013 Strategic Plan part 1 of 2.pdf

Strategic Plan

Public health is a multi-disciplinary team with one goal-protect and improve the health of all community members. This goal is accomplished through multiple agencies, public services members, and a multi-level of approach. All players play a pivotal role in providing population education, policy development and reform, and implementation of public health programs. Public health provides critical services by the following means: community education and outreach, immunizations, sanitation services, public food and water screening and protection, maternal and infant education and safety, healthy sexual practices, infectious disease investigation and prevention, threat preparedness and injury prevention. Partnerships are crucial for optimal public health. All public agencies must follow the same general outline to achieve the same goal. 

Clay County Health Department seeks to provide a strategic plan to address public health concerns among community members and staff. We hope to identify our role in a plan to improve the Clay County resident’s ability to live a healthy life and provide a healthy community environment. Clay County Health Department recognizes that a well-functioning facility and informed staff are essential to implement any plan. Infrastructure will be addressed. No plan can be implemented without funding. Funding strategies will be a topic of discussion. Other topics to be discussed are: partnership development and building, community health concerns, and problems identified in the 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment.