The Marin County Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) is a federally-funded program supporting regional healthcare system preparedness. HPP promotes a sustained national focus to improve patient outcomes, minimize the need for supplemental state and federal resources during emergencies, and enable rapid recovery. Federal Program Information
HPP Accomplishments: 2017-2018
- Coordination of public health response during 2017 North Bay wildfires and 2018 Camp fire.
- Conducted a facility-focused flood response communication exercise in collaboration with Marin County Emergency Operations Center.
- Conducted a County-wide functional exercise based on an emerging infectious disease scenario.
- Conduct regular radio drills, ReddiNet drills, and CAHAN drills to test communication systems.
- Reviewed Hazard Vulnerability Assessments to inform prioritization of program resources.
- Strategic Planning
- Information sharing and work with subject matter experts around healthcare-related
cyber security threats and prevention.
- The Bay Area Urban Areas Initiative (UASI)
- California Department of Public Health - Ready
- California Association of Health Facilities
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE)
- California Hospital Association (CHA): Emergency Preparedness
- Preplanning Disaster Triage for Pediatric Hospitals: TRAIN TOOLKIT
- The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) from the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
Healthcare Partner Coalition Information
What is the HPP Coalition?
The Marin County HPP Coalition is managed by the Marin County Health and Human Services, Public Health Preparedness Program and supported by the HPP Coordinator. All activities are planned on behalf of the healthcare facilities in the county to improve emergency coordination. The main purpose of the HCC is to provide a safe space for the sharing of best practices, relationship building, and generally improving the level of emergency preparedness in Marin.
By being a member of the HPP Coalition facilities have access to a wide variety of subject matter experts, trainings, collaborative partnerships, and community-based exercises.
Member Benefits: include understanding the county support and response system in a crisis, participating in collaborative drills and exercises to improve preparedness and getting credit for your specific facility-type regulatory bodies, sharing and learning from best practices, increasing influence with the responder community, and improving access to resources.
The following facility types are encouraged to participate:
- Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
- Surgery Centers
- Dialysis Centers
- Maintain effective coordination among healthcare partners and Marin County Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) and the Office of Emergency Services (OES).
- Maintain a coordinated communications plan for large-scale incidents healthcare delivery.
- Practice emergency communications, situation reporting, information gathering, resource requesting and sharing through collaborative and ongoing drills and exercises.
- Work together to meet or exceed the preparedness goals set forth by the State and Federal governments
Roles and Responsibilities
- Attend HPP meeting (held monthly)
- Participate in emergency preparedness drills and exercises
- Participate in trainings on emergency response systems and equipment
- Come prepared to share best practices and lessons learned to help improve the healthcare emergency response system in the county