Partners - Landing
California’s local health
departments, healthcare providers, first responders and hospitals are vital
partners in helping our state prepare for a public health emergency.
These partners are responsible for emergency preparedness and response on
the local level.
The backbone of California’s public health system is a network
of local health departments in each of California’s 58 counties and three that
operate as city health departments in Berkeley, Long Beach and
Hospitals and healthcare providers are also essential partners
in California’s preparation for and response to public health emergencies
including bioterrorism events. Ensuring that local health
departments and hospitals have plans in place is a key responsibility of the
California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
CDPH also partners with national organizations,
including the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, to coordinate preparedness efforts on the national and local
This section provides resources for
these partners to use and to support them in helping all Californians be
prepared for a possible disaster.