The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is the state health department for California, operating a range of programs to help ensure the health of all of our citizens. This includes preparing the state for public health emergencies such as natural disasters or other crises which are man-made, such as bioterrorism.


Information on CDPH programs that help California be prepared for a disaster is included in this section. Responsibilities range from monitoring possible outbreaks to operating state-of-the-art public health laboratories to training exercises that test the state’s level of preparedness in responding to an array of possible emergencies.


Learn more about the various programs that exist to serve Californians, including information on the CDPH Emergency Preparedness Office which coordinates the department’s planning and response efforts.


Policy and Program Support

These programs support the various initiatives of the California Department of Public Health, and include the Office of Public Affairs, Administration and Office of Legal Services.


Public Health Programs

Public health programs are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all Californians.