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Emergency Preparedness

Coalition for Health and Medical Preparedness of Santa Cruz (CHAMPS)

Various agencies across Santa Cruz County are a part of the Coalition for Health and Medical Preparedness of Santa Cruz (CHAMPS). CHAMPS member organizations work together during an emergency to support the medical health needs of the county. CHAMPS Participating Organizations

Santa Cruz County healthcare delivery system is coordinated, integrated, and ready to response to all-hazards, emergencies, and disasters. Our mission is to build capacity for a disaster-ready and resilient healthcare delivery system that serves the whole Santa Cruz County community.

What's New!

New! Planning for the 2019 Statewide Medical Health Exercise (SWMHE) is underway. Contact us for more information!

New! Incident Command System (ICS) 100 Facilitated Course
on the first Friday of each month from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Please RSVP

CHAMPS Members Only
(special access credentials needed, contact us to request access)
 

Plans - Events & Trainings - Exercises

CHAMPS Member Preparation

Utilize these templates and resources to ensure your organization has a plan in place to be a contributing member of the CHAMPS in a disaster or major emergency in Santa Cruz County. Click the download button for the relevant template, save it to your computer, and modify it to formulate your organization’s plan. Visit HHS.gov to get an overview of the national Hospital Preparedness Program, from which CHAMPS is modeled.

Hazards Vulnerability Analysis

The Hazards Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) provides a tool to identify hazards that may affect demand for the health care facility’s services or its ability to provide those services. A HVA is often the foundation to develop an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

HVA Template

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HVA Template Instructions

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HVA Definitions

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Use California Office of Emergency Services webpage to find specific hazards by address. Type in your facility address to learn the risks at that address and what you can do to mitigate those risks.

Get familiar with the Hazard Mitigation Plans for the County of Santa Cruz County.

Continuity of Operations Planning

A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) helps prepare organizations to maintain mission critical operations after any emergency or disaster.

Behavioral Health

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Clinic

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Public Laboratory

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Public Health

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Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility

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Pharmacy

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CMS Rule

The purpose of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Emergency Services (CMS) Preparedness Rule is to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.

Presentation about the Rule

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Resources

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The CMS webpage provides resources for compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Emergency Preparedness Rule.

The Health and Humans Services webpage provides links to resources that can help provider and suppliers comply.

Mobile Hospital Deployment

Mobile Hospital Setup Information

The Mobile Medical Hospital may be deployed in disasters, public health emergencies or disaster preparedness trainings. If you would like more information about the mobile hospital, please contact Brenda Brenner via email brenda.brenner@santacruzcounty.us.