County of Marin Health and Human Services

Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP)

Program Overview

mgh_cover_1.jpgThe 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: Fiscal Year 2016-17

  • Conducted facility-focused flood response communication exercise in collaboration with Marin County Emergency Operations center.
  • Conducted a full-scale mass casualty incident exercise hosted at Marin General
  • Conducted regular radio drills to test back-up systems.
  • Shared facility-specific Hazard Vulnerability Assessments to ensure county resources were prepared to address identified gaps.
  • Information sharing and work with subject matter experts around healthcare-related
    cyber security threats and prevention.


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.

Information about current members can be found here.

The following facility types are encouraged to participate:

  • Hospitals
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
  • Clinics
  • Surgery Centers
  • Dialysis Centers

Program Goals

  • 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

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