The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) enhances the ability of hospitals and health care systems to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies such as disasters and multi-casualty incidents. The HPP is managed by Public Health Services Emergency Preparedness Program.
The HCC San Benito Chapter is comprised of representatives from Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister as well as representatives from clinics and long-term care facilities. This local chapter plans, trains, and informs all partners of CDPH and DHHS guidance for emergency preparedness.
The HCC San Benito Chapter partners with Monterey County HCC Chapter to form the Monterey-San Benito Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (MSBHPC). This collaborative effort between the counties of Monterey and San Benito expands the capacity of assistance to each other in the event of an emergency. This coalition, along with the local chapter groups meet monthly and train quarterly in preparation for emergencies.
Follow these 3 basic steps to be prepared
1. Build A Kit
Assemble enough emergency supplies for at least 3 days.
Include pet supplies, medicines, diapers and infant formula, if needed.
Don’t forget your ID along with other important papers.
Use easy-to-carry bags or bins.
Consider a second kit for the car.
Make a Plan
Pick a friend to call, if you get separated from family.
Know where to meet.
Make a list of important information.
Talk with your family.
Practice your plan.
Read more about school and workplace emergency plans.
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