What is the Dispensing Partner Program? The Dispensing Partner Program is an opportunity for businesses and other local organizations to assist Public Health Officials in preparing for and responding to potentially serious, even catastrophic, communicable disease threats to the community. Dispensing Partners receive medication from Public Health authorities at no cost to the Dispensing Partner. This medication is then distributed to employees, employee family members and other clientele.
What does your organization gain by becoming a Dispensing Partner?
Helps Marin County Department of Health & Human Services serve more people in less time, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality associated with a bioterrorism event
Provides a valuable and appreciated service to your employees and others.
Added assurance that your employees will come to work instead of going to a POD, thus improving your continuity of operations.
Demonstrates community involvement; partnerships play a vital role in Marin County’s response to a Public Health Emergency.
What does a Dispensing Partner Do?
Distributes life-saving medication to employees, employee family members and other clientele to the best of its ability during an emergency that calls for mass prophylaxis of the entire population of Marin County.
How do we become a Dispensing Partner?
Becoming a Dispensing Partner is easy and we will assist you every step of the way.
We have a template to assist you in the development of your dispensing plan
Register on CAHAN (the California Health Alert Network)
Complete some short online trainings
What do we do if an emergency like this occurs?
A representative from the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services will contact you to:
Confirm that you will be able to dispense medications
Confirm the number of courses that you are planning to dispense
Tell you where you can pick up the free medication
Give you any other information or direction that you may need at the time of the emergency
BECOME A DISPENSING PARTNER
Forms - There are many forms that will be helpful as a current Dispensing Partner or when registering to becoming a Dispensing Partner. This link will take you to a Forms page where access and information about each form will be provided.
Trainings - The Bay Area Mass Prophylaxis Working Group and the National Association of County and City Health Officials provide excellent online training resources including POD trainings, Dispensing Partner (Closed POD) trainings and Bay Area Screening Algorithm training. This link will take you to a Training page where access and information about each of these trainings will be provided.