Alameda County Disaster Preparedness Health Coalition

The Alameda County Disaster Preparedness Health Coalition (DPHC) is a voluntary multidisciplinary, multi-agency body created to coordinate healthcare preparedness for all-hazard emergencies through mitigation, planning, response and recovery. The primary role is to provide for communication and leverage collaboration among the participating agencies in these activities. Coalition duties include: 1) strengthening emergency plans; 2) disseminating plans, tools and resources via shared information management systems; 3) emergency response coordination; 4) establishing priorities for Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) workplan deliverables and funding; and 5) researching other funding opportunities.

The DPHC was originally developed in 2006 to coordinate HPP grant funding and partner on emergency planning with health care providers. The general membership is open and voluntary to providers of healthcare services in Alameda County.

We welcome new members any time particularly from healthcare sectors that are underrepresented in our coalition such a behavioral health, dialysis and surgery centers.

Our Vision: To collaborate and respond effectively to all hazards with the goal of preserving of life, property and environment. The goal is to ensure the continuum of medical/health care and a resilient health care system.

Our Mission: To provide education, networking, mentoring, technical assistance, coordination, communication and leadership opportunities to health care staff/facilities in Alameda County.

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