September is National Preparedness Month!
Please follow MarinHHS on Twitter and Facebook for tips and reminders throughout the month on how you can prepare before a disaster strikes.
Week 2 - Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) 101
We are working closely with a variety of healthcare facility types across Marin County through the federally funded Healthcare Preparedness Program or HPP. Please take a closer look at www.marinhhs.org/hospital-preparedness-program-hpp, and our recently updated HPP flier to learn more about what the program has accomplished. If you are a facility looking to be a member, please contact HPPCoordinator@marincounty.org for more information.
Week 1 - Personal Wellness
Disasters can happen giving you little to no warning and can have devastating effects on healthcare and first responders. You can help your community by not becoming a victim in a disaster. Prepare yourself and your family by creating your own disaster kit. Tips about what should be included in these kits can be found at ReadyMarin.org. Select the "Get Ready" tab at the top of the page to select the type of kit you are interested in. These include suggestions for kids, pets, seniors, and more.
The Marin County Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Program is responsible for the administration of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP), Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), and Pandemic Influenza grants.
The PHP program leads the medical and health planning efforts for emergency response to disasters that impact the health of our community. PHP works with many different stakeholder groups, including healthcare facilities, community-based organizations, law enforcement, fire personnel, city and town governments, other programs within HHS and many more to ensure a coordinated and effective response for the whole community.
Being prepared for any emergency will help reduce the burden on our healthcare system when a disaster strikes. Ready Marin has resources for building a variety of emergency kits for individuals and families, provides information on the Community Emergency Response (or CERT) teams, and lists classes and other resources to help you get and stay prepared. See volunteer information for specific information about CERT, American Red Cross, and Marin Medical Reserve Corps.
Resources for Vulnerable Populations:
- Aging Adults
- Centers For Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Training Resources
- Marin County Aging and Adult Services
- Marin Adult Information and Assistance
- For information about services and support for older adults and persons with disabilities to promote independent living and for preparedness resources please call (415) 457-INFO (4636) or click the link above
- Behavioral Health
- Individuals with Access & Functional Needs
- Ready.gov is the FEMA preparedness website with resources on various disaster types
- Totally Unprepared: modern earthquake preparedness site with short videos and graphics
- Marin County Sheriff's Office: Office of Emergency Services
- Sign up for alerts: Alert Marin