Emergency Medical and Public Health Preparedness provides planning for lifesaving medical treatment and public health support to people in need within areas affected by emergencies.
It is important for hospitals and public health departments to work collaboratively. Without multi-agency Mutual Aid agreements, planning and coordination between hospitals, and access to specialized medical equipment, response to public health emergencies could be impaired.
The Bay Area has been instrumental in developing initiatives to ensure coordination between the emergency medical community and public health agencies, including: conducting full scale exercises, producing incident response guides, and purchasing specialized equipment.
For more information regarding this working group, please contact the project manager using the link above.