Disaster Healthcare Coalition

JOIN THE SLO-DHCC
To help our county prepare, respond and recover quickly from emergencies, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) invites healthcare entities to join. Follow the steps below to join:
1) Review the SLO-DHCC Governance Structure to learn about the roles of SLO-DHCC partner members .
2) Complete and submit Attachments C & D of the SLO-DHCC Governance Structure to support timely resource and information sharing among healthcare entities in emergencies.
3) Attend SLO-DHCC meetings (see the 2018 Meeting Schedule and the Agendas and Minutes) to collaborate with other healthcare partners.
4) Enroll in the California Health Alert Network (see CAHAN Enrollment Eform) to receive public health alerts and messages.

SUB COMMITTEES

HEALTHCARE COALITION EXERCISES

  • Statewide Medical and Health Exercise (SWMHE): The Statewide Medical and Health Exercise takes place on the 3rd Thursday in November every year. This exercise is designed to test participating agencies’ ability to respond to an emergency.
  • Coalition Surge Test (CST): The Coalition Surge Test is designed to help healthcare coalitions identify gaps in their surge planning through a no-notice exercise. The CST tests the coalition’s ability to evacuate and transfer at least 20 percent of the coalition’s staffed bed capacity.
  • For detailed information, please refer to the Healthcare Coalition Exercises webpage.

CONTACT US
For more information on partnering with Public Health Emergency Preparedness, please contact:
Denise Yi, (805) 788-2067 dyi@co.slo.ca.us
 

Reference

DHCC-Governance-Structure-(Revised January 2018)
Disaster Health Care Coalition (DHCC) Agenda and Minutes
Health Care Partners Working Group (HCPWC) Agenda and Minutes
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Agendas and Minutes
Healthcare Coalition Exercises
CMS Rule
Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC)
Healthcare-Preparedness-Work-Group-Flyer
California Health Alert Network (CAHAN)
Other Disaster Healthcare Coalition Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join the Disaster Healthcare Coalition?

JOIN THE SLO-DHCC
To help our county prepare, respond and recover quickly from emergencies, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) invites healthcare entities to join. Follow the steps below to join:
1) Review the SLO-DHCC Governance Structure to learn about the roles of SLO-DHCC partner members .
2) Complete and submit Attachments C & D of the SLO-DHCC Governance Structure to support timely resource and information sharing among healthcare entities in emergencies.
3) Attend SLO-DHCC meetings (see the 2018 Meeting Schedule) to collaborate with other healthcare partners.

 

How can my organization meet CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule requirements?

By joining the Disaster Healthcare Coalition (and appropriate sub-committees), your healthcare providers can connect to resources and collaborate with other agencies to share information and build partnerships. 

More information can be found on our website at CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.

 

 

When does the Disaster Healthcare Coalition meet?
Where can I find a copy of the Hazard Vulnerabilities Assessment?

The current Hazard Vulnerabilities Assessment document can be found on our website.

How do I report my facility's situational status during an emergency?

During an emergency (internal to your facility or external like an earthquake, flood or filre) you must notify the county of San Luis Obispo's Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) program by submitting a Medical and Health Situation Report (SITREP). The State of California Department of Public Health has published the EOM Situation Reporting Tool that will step you through creating the SITREP.

How do I request medical and health resources during an emergency?

If you are a first responder or healthcare entity representative, review the MHOAC SOP for instructions on completing and submitting a resource request.