CDPH - Emergency Preparedness Office

Statewide Medical and Health Exercise Program

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Welcome to the 2017 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise Program

This year the 2017 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

The Statewide Medical and Health Exercise Program consists of four phases (Multi-media Training, Organizational Self Assessment, Tabletop Exercise, and Functional Exercise) where each phase helps to build on and prepare for the next phase. The program utilizes the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and aligns with Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)/Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grants.

The Statewide Medical and Health Exercise Program is customizable to fit the needs of any local organization, facility, or jurisdiction. You can change the scenario, exercise date, objectives, or any other details to fit your needs.

You are welcome to dive into the templates offered for this year's exercise, including: discipline-specific Objectives, Scenario, Actor Cards, Exercise Plan, and many, many more. In total, 51 resources, including several newly created files, have been tailored and made available for planners. All files are designed to be intuitive, exhaustive, and easy to customize.

A Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) has also been developed for the Statewide Medical and Health Exercise Program. The MYTEP details suggested capabilities, scenarios, and focus regions for future years.

Special thanks to planners who have graciously provided their feedback on the exercise.

Special thanks to our Exercise Planning Workgroup for their invaluable input:
California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF)
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
California Hospital Association (CHA)
California Primary Care Association (CPCA)
El Dorado County Health & Human Services Agency
Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Nevada County Public Health Department
Orange County Health Care Agency
Providence Health & Services
Regional Disaster Medical Health Coordination/Specialist Program
Riverside County Emergency Management Department
San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency
San Mateo County EMS Agency
Sharp HealthCare
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento