Local Resources

  • Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services

http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/158/Emergency-Services

  • Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Program

http://cchealth.org/hazmat/

  • CAER Organization

http://www.cococaer.org/

  • CERT Programs

https://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams

 

State Resources

  • California Office of Emergency Services: http://www.caloes.ca.gov/

Provides information on emergency response in California and resources for the public.

  •  Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA): www.emsa.ca.gov/

Ensures quality patient care by administering an effective, statewide system of coordinated emergency medical care, injury prevention and disaster medical response.

  • Department of Mental Health: http://www.dmh.ca.gov/disaster/default.asp

Includes information on disaster assistance to local mental health agencies in their emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts.

  • Department of Water Resources for California: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/

Provides up-to-date information on water supplies throughout California.

  • Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/

Works through many different programs to promote Equitable Healthcare Accessibility for Californians.

Other California Resources

  • California Department of Food and Agriculture — Animal Disaster Preparedness and Response
    http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/ah/disaster_preparedness.htm
    The CDFA has developed a County Animal Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning Guide to be used by counties to develop their own plan for dealing with animal issues during disaster.
  • California Integrated Waste Management Board
    http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Disaster/DisasterPlan/
    Provides information on the Integrated Waste Management Disaster Plan and provides guidance to the disaster preparedness planning efforts of local government.
  • California Department of Aging
    http://www.aging.ca.gov/news_events/2003/emergency_preparedness.html
    Press release for older and disabled Californians to be prepared for emergencies.
  • California Foundation for Independent Living
    http://www.cfilc.org/site/c.fnJFKLNnFmG/b.5192415/k.BDE2/Home.htm
    Provides readings and resources in emergency response for people with disabilities.
  • California Primary Care Association — Clinic Emergency Preparedness
    http://www.cpca.org/cpca/assets/File/Emergency-Preparedness/Resources/2003-June-Clinic-EOP-Template.pdf
    Includes emergency management templates, tools and strategies to assist California’s community clinics and health centers (CCHCs) prepare to meet the needs of their patients and communities following natural and man-made disasters.
  • Native American Alliance for Emergency Preparedness
    http://www.diversitypreparedness.org/Topic/Subtopic/Record-Detail/18/communityid–9792/resourceid–16097/
    Provides information and resources to aid in the development of disaster plans for Indian clinics statewide

Federal Resources

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    www.hhs.gov
    Provides information on leading America to better health, safety and well-being.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    www.cdc.gov
    Provides tips to prevent and control diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    www.ready.gov
    Provides resources for preparing for disasters.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    www.fema.gov
    Includes up-to-date information about current emergencies and disaster preparation tips.
  • American Red Cross
    http://www.redcross.org
    Provides disaster preparation information and resources for reference during and after an emergency.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    http://www.noaa.gov
    Offers information on weather-related emergencies.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    http://www.who.int/about/en/
    Includes information regarding emergencies around the world.
  • Centers for Public Health Preparedness
    http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/cphp/centers.htm
    Provides information on the CDC-funded Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP), a network of academic institutions working in collaboration with state and local public health departments and other community partners.
  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality – Public Health Preparedness
    http://www.ahrq.gov/prep
    Includes research projects, tools and resources, issue briefs, conferences and meetings, and evidence reports.
  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality – Bioterrorism Planning and Response
    http://www.ahrq.gov/browse/bioterbr.htm
    Includes research projects, tools and resources, issue briefs, conferences and meetings, and evidence reports.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
    http://www.naccho.org/topics/emergency/index.cfm
    Provides information and tools to help local health departments (LHDs) enhance their readiness to respond to emergencies, including terrorism incidents.
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
    http://astho.org/
    Provides information on how ASTHO works with states to provide relevant information on public health preparedness policy, practice and programs.

Other online resources

  • Health Disaster Preparedness Information (multiple languages)https://www.healthinfotranslations.org/topic/disaster_preparedness/26123/
  • Diversity preparedness: http://www.diversitypreparedness.org/
  • The National Weather Service
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
  • United States Geological Survey Earthquakes Hazard Program
    http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recent/index.html
  • West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
    http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/
  • Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness – UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    http://www.idready.org/
  • UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters
    http://www.cphd.ucla.edu/
  • National Bioterrorism Civilian Medical Response Center
    http://dasl.mem.drexel.edu/alumni/bGreen/www.pages.drexel.edu/_weg22/CiMeRC.pdf
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Center for Biosecurity
    http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness
    http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-public-health-preparedness/
  • AMA Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
    http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health.page