2013 Contra Costa Statewide Medical Health Exercise Resources and Documents
The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants with an opportunity to evaluate current response concepts, plans, and capabilities related to a surge from a food-borne illness in the local community. This year's 2013 exercise will focus on the coordination of surveillance activities and health system capabilities anticipated when managing a medical surge among community healthcare partners. Key goals for this year's exercise include:
- Improve medical surge capacity relative to a food-borne emergency among medical and health partners.
- Improve healthcare system response within the State.
- Enhance communications across all levels of the medical health system.
- Improve resource requesting and information sharing across all levels of the medical health system.
- Activate and utilize Incident Command System (ICS) principles (ICS, HICS, SEMS) across all levels of the medical health system.
The scenario for the 2013 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise is based on a food-borne event.
Below are .pdf files of training slides created by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in 2010 regarding information related to the Statewide Medical and Health Exercise.
Target Audience: Emergency managers, EMS providers, law enforcement, hospitals, health care providers, schools, businesses, community and faith based organizations, agencies representing special population groups, military and local government.
Module 1: Disaster Preparedness and Response. Discusses the purpose, scope, function, principles, basic concepts and organizational levels of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the benefits of the Incident Command System (ICS). Click here
Module 2: Medical and Health Coordination. Provides a brief overview of SEMS followed by a discussion of the roles and responsibilities of the following medical and health partnerships necessary for a response: Healthcare Facilities, Local Health Department (LHD), Local Emergency Medical Services Agency (LEMSA), Medical and Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) Program, Regional Disaster Medical and Health Coordinator/Specialist (RDMHC/S) Program, and State Public Health and Medical Agencies. Click here
Module 3: Requesting Medical and Health Resources. Discusses California's Mutual Aid System, Healthcare Facility Mutual Assistance, Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) used to support the sharing of resources, procedures for Healthcare Facilities to request medical and health resources, and provides an overview of California's medical and health resource requesting process. Click here