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California Statewide Medical & Health Exercise

How to Get Started

Welcome to the California Statewide Medical and Health Exercise (SWMHE) program. The SWMHE is sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). This program is designed to help healthcare, public health agencies, and their partners exercise their response to unusual health events that may challenge their facilities, personnel, and impact the communities they serve.

Click the document link below to download the sample timeline:

Sample Timeline for Exercise Planners (WORD) 


SWMHE Website Tour Video


Frequently Asked Questions

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​Answers and responses to feedback received each year from participants. Common questions include ‘can I change the suggested scenario?’ and ‘when are the materials released for each year?’

Frequently Asked Questions

2015 SWMHE / SoCal READI Video

Exercise Templates

Pre-Exercise        Exercise        Post-Exercise

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