The Union County Health Department is involved in many initiatives to ensure community safety. UCHD has a disease prevention and investigation team consisting of nurses, sanitarians and an epidemiologist who monitor disease rates in Union County. UCHD also does extensive emergency preparedness planning for unintentional and intentional heatlh threats to our community. UCHD is also involved in several projects geared toward reducing unintentional injury in Union County. These injury prevention projects include sports safety, pedistrian safety and youth conflict resolution.