The Emergency Preparedness Office coordinates overall planning and preparedness efforts for the California Department of Public Health. Its focus is on threats that can become public health emergencies in the state.


The Emergency Preparedness Office plans and executes activities to prepare Californians for public health emergencies, including drills and exercise scenarios; coordinates planning for the Strategic National Stockpile; maintains contact names and numbers for crisis response; oversees statewide disaster planning; and develops publications and information regarding the distribution of various contracts and funds to local health departments.


The Emergency Preparedness Office coordinates functions related to Risk Communication and Professional Training; Planning and Response; Policy and Coordination; Program Administration; the Strategic National Stockpile program; Duty Officer Program; and Web, Geographic Information Systems and the California Health Alert Network.


Emergency Preparedness Office Programs and Services

Find out more about Emergency Preparedness Office programs and services.


Meeting Notices

Find out more about Emergency Preparedness Office programs and services meetings.



Find out more about this web-based learning management system used by the Emergency Preparedness Office.



Find out more about and register for the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN). For public health officials, environmental health officials and government disaster health response coordinators.



This section contains contact information for Emergency Preparedness Office staff.