County of Marin Health and Human Services

Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP)

Novel Coronavirus Information

Marin County Public Health is working closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our regional and local partners to protect our community. We will be providing regular communication and guidance to the Marin community. In addition to the CDC page linked above, you can find more information regarding Coronavirus here:

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Extended Power Outage Preparedness Information

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Register for the Alert Marin emergency notification service. This system is used to alert the public of possible emergency situations such as sheltering in place in the event of a hazardous materials spill or an evacuation due to a wildfire.

Registrarse para el servicio de notificación de emergencias de Alerta Marín. Este sistema se utiliza para alertar al publico de posibles situaciones de emergencia como tomar refugio en lugar por si hay un derrame de materiales peligrosos o una evacuación por un incendio forestal. ​  

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 Operations: 

  • Support Marin County Public Health coordination and communication of public health response during recent emergencies: 2020 COVID-19 response efforts, 2019 Marin County PSPS and Kincade Fire, 2018 Camp Fire, 2017 North Bay wildfires.
  • Conducted a facility-focused flood response communication exercise in collaboration with Marin County Emergency Operations Management.   
  • Conduct 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.
  • Review 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.


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 HPP Coalition 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


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:

  • 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 meetings, in person or virtually 
  • Coordinate and communicate response efforts  
  • 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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