County of Marin Health and Human Services

Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP)

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Preparedness Information

This summer PG&E is taking action to reduce the fire danger by shutting off power during high risk weather events. Power could be out for several days following this event. Please see the information about Preparing for Extended Power Outages at https://www.marinhhs.org/preparing-extended-power-outages

Program Overview

Patient triage external to hospitalThe 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.

Resources

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.

2019 Breakdown of HPP Members by Facility Type - Pie Chart

Membership

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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