Welcome to CCALAC's Disaster Preparedness Portal for Clinics!
Here you will find the most extensive collection of emergency response materials related specifically to community health centers.
The Disaster Preparedness Workgroup is comprised of representatives from CCALAC Member clinics interested in participating in Los Angeles County's emergency/disaster planning efforts. Through the workgroup, CCALAC assists Members that are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to meet the federal expectations for FQHCs around emergency preparedness.
Members are committed to ensuring that their clinics are prepared in the event of biological, natural or man-made emergencies. As such, CCALAC takes an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness. Potential disasters include, but are not limited to:
- Hazardous Material Explosions
- Pandemic Influenza
During disasters CCALAC serves as a primary conduit for information between county agencies and clinics. Active participation in the Workgroup provides clinics with a familiar network of resources able to be leveraged in the event of a disaster. The Workgroup focuses on education, training, drilling and communication, and provides the needed supplies and equipment to prepare the clinics in the event of an emergency. The Workgroup works collaboratively with the L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), Disaster Resource Centers (DRCs), Los Angeles County hospitals, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) to build organizations that are operationally ready to respond to disasters.
Clinics are trained to:
To date, clinics have received:
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Emergency medical caches including antibiotics and triage supplies
- Videoconferencing equipment
- Redundant communication equipment
- Surgical Cashes
Representatives meet once a month. If you would like additional information about the Disaster Preparedness Workgroup, please contact CCALAC Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Trevor Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
CCALAC members may access additional content such as chat forums, document templates, and other resources by signing in at the top right hand corner. If you do not have a current membership you may apply as a CCALAC member clinic or affiliate through the "Request Membership" link to the right.