Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)

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Who are we and what do we do?

In partnership with the community, our mission is to safeguard and promote the health and wellness of the people of Mendocino County. 

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) are funded by federal and state grants through the distribution and oversight of the California Department of Public Health. These programs help counties build and strengthen public health and health care systems to respond to and recover from all types of emergencies.

·         We work together with many different organizations and groups at local, state, regional, and federal levels to plan for, create, and support a coordinated, effective response to disasters and public health emergencies

·         We train and conduct practice exercises with other Public Health Department employees, the Mendocino County Office of Emergency Services, and partners including hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, Emergency Medical Services, and local organizations. This prepares us to work together during public health emergencies such as wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and emerging infectious diseases

·         We enroll health care professionals who wish to volunteer during disasters and public health emergencies in the state’s Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) system

How can we assist you?

For basic personal emergency preparedness information, visit our Personal Emergency Preparedness site. [Link to retitled site. Proposed site name: Personal Emergency Preparedness]

Sign up for Emergency Notifications and Alerts (Nixle and Everbridge) from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department.

Be Prepared California  is a good site for family preparedness information.

If you have a disability or other access and functional need and require more specific emergency preparedness information, FEMA has a good guide. If you have specific needs in regards to power outages, see PG&E’s page here.

Federal site Ready.gov has general information, as does the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s emergency page.

Don’t forget about your furry friends and other animal dependents! Find information about disaster preparedness for pets and other animals at the ASPCA’s site here.