Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources
Health centers play an important role in delivering critical services and assisting with the local community response during any natural or manmade disaster that affects the United States or its territories. Health centers may also be directly impacted during such disasters.
Emergency Preparedness Resources
Connect with your Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC)
If you have an emergency/disaster incident medical or health resources request, contact your county’s MHOAC. The MHOAC fulfills responsibilities that include the coordination of disaster medical and health resources, to include health care personnel. The MHOAC may activate the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) Program to allow volunteer health care professionals to deploy and assist in disasters.
Regional Disaster Medical and Health Coordinator (RDMHC)
Your MHOAC may direct your request to the Regional Disaster Medical and Health Coordinator (RDMHC). The RDMHC supports mutual aid requests within the region and provides mutual aid support to the state medical response system. The RDMHC also serves as an information source to the state medical and health response system.
California Emergency Medical Services Authority
- FEMA Web Resources
- USA.gov Web Resources
- Hurricane Recovery Resources for Health Centers developed by Capital Link
- Public Health Emergency Web Resources
Date Last Reviewed: October 2017