Local Resources

  • Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services


  • Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Program


  • CAER Organization


  • CERT Programs



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
    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
    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
    Press release for older and disabled Californians to be prepared for emergencies.
  • California Foundation for Independent Living
    Provides readings and resources in emergency response for people with disabilities.
  • California Primary Care Association — Clinic Emergency Preparedness
    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
    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)
    Provides information on leading America to better health, safety and well-being.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Provides tips to prevent and control diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    Provides resources for preparing for disasters.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Includes up-to-date information about current emergencies and disaster preparation tips.
  • American Red Cross
    Provides disaster preparation information and resources for reference during and after an emergency.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Offers information on weather-related emergencies.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    Includes information regarding emergencies around the world.
  • Centers for Public Health Preparedness
    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
    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
    Includes research projects, tools and resources, issue briefs, conferences and meetings, and evidence reports.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
    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
    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
  • United States Geological Survey Earthquakes Hazard Program
  • West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
  • Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness – UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters
  • National Bioterrorism Civilian Medical Response Center
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Center for Biosecurity
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness
  • AMA Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response