The news media play a vital role in communicating with the public during public health emergencies. This section provides information to assist the media in quickly and accurately preparing news reports for the public, as well as information to help the media prepare for their special role in California’s emergency response efforts.

Information in this section includes fact sheets on efforts of the California Department of Public Health to prepare Californians for a public health emergency, contact information for state and public health resources, and other useful tools.


Press Releases

Latest press releases on emergency preparedness issues from CDPH and other key partners are in this section.


Fact Sheets

Here are one-page fact sheets that provide to media professionals key facts and other background information on emergency preparedness issues.


Media Kits

This section contains background information and media kits from California Department of Public Health events.


Media Contacts

This section contains contact information for more information on public health emergency preparedness.