CHA Hospital Preparedness Program
The CHA Hospital Preparedness Program (CHA HPP) was established in 2006 and provides ongoing support to California hospitals and health systems in all-hazard’s disaster planning.
The program is financed by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) grant funds awarded by the California Department of Public Health. Its program objectives are consistent with those of the federal HPP grant program.
Under the leadership and direction of the executive director, the CHA HPP program is staffed by four hospital preparedness coordinators (HPC) and one administrative coordinator.
In addition to providing leadership of the program and direction to the CHA HPP staff, the executive director represents the interests of California hospitals with various state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, private businesses etc.
The HPCs have assigned regions and provide subject matter expertise and technical assistance to hospitals throughout the state.
- Meet the CHA HPP team
- Download the CHA HPP Regional map
- View a listing of services provided by the HPCs
The CHA HPP has developed and provided a variety of trainings including but not limited to the following: Hospital Incident Command System; Incident Action Planning; Exercise Program for Hospitals; Planning and Training for Active Shooter events and more. Information about these classes are available on our website.
Tools & Resources
The CHA HPP has developed many checklists and planning tools to assist hospitals with their planning. These resources are available on our website.
The CHA HPP established the annual disaster planning conference for California hospitals. The executive director coordinates this program and chairs the planning committee. The conference is the largest gathering of hospital emergency preparedness planners in the state. Attendees include hospital personnel, community partners, and state officials. Conference topics cover the full spectrum of emergency response topics relevant to health care facilities.
This website was developed by the CHA HPP as a repository of emergency preparedness information, tools, and resources. This site is maintained by the CHA HPP program and is separate from the main California Hospital Association website, which can be found at www.calhospital.org.