Local Health Department Emergency Preparedness Assessment Project
In 2005, HOAC contracted with the California Department of Health Services to develop an extensive tool to assess each county’s level of emergency preparedness. By the end of the project, 56 of California’s 61 local health jurisdictions participated. After an on-site visit by experienced public health professionals, these jurisdictions received a detailed report outlining strengths and areas needing improvement around public health emergency preparedness.
In May of 2007, HOAC submitted a final report to the state.