The Statewide Medical and Health Exercise template documents are developed with the input, advice, and assistance from key partners. Brief descriptions of those organizations are below:
The California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) is a proactive leader in the Ambulatory Surgery industry, and will advance communication and education, appropriate legislative and regulatory actions and continue the enhancement of industry excellence to embrace the challenges of the 21st Century.
The California Association of Health Facilities is a non-profit trade association representing skilled-nursing facilities and intermediate-care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. It is dedicated to providing quality care for the frail, elderly, intellectually disabled and those with chronic mental illness.
The EMS Authority is charged with providing leadership in developing and implementing EMS systems throughout California and setting standards for the training and scope of practice of various levels of EMS personnel. The EMS Authority also has responsibility for promoting disaster medical preparedness throughout the state, and, when required, coordinating and supporting the state’s medical response to major disasters. Emergency and disaster medical services in California are rooted in the skills and commitment of the first responders, EMTs, nurses, physicians, and administrators who deliver care to the public and operate the system.
The California Hospital Association, representing more than 400 hospitals throughout California, advocates for better, more accessible health care for all Californians. CHA ensures that hospitals will continue to be able to provide exceptional care to patients and comprehensive health services to communities. Established in 1935, CHA provides information, resources, and perspective to state and federal policy makers to inform decisions that affect 40 million Californians.
Cal OES serves as the state’s leadership hub during all major emergencies and disasters. This includes responding, directing, and coordinating state and federal resources and mutual aid assets across all regions to support the diverse communities across the state.
CPCA represents more than 1,300 not-for-profit community health centers (CHCs) and Regional Clinic Associations who provide comprehensive, quality health care services, particularly for low-income, uninsured and underserved Californians, who might otherwise not have access to health care. The mission of CPCA is to lead and position community clinics, health centers, and networks through advocacy, education and services as key players in the health care delivery system to improve the health status of their communities.
The County of Riverside Emergency Management Department diligently works to implement a novel, all-hazards approach to emergency management with integrated programs for our Riverside County Operational Area stakeholders. EMD addresses the four phases of emergency management - mitigation, preparation, response and recovery – in a unified manner that creates recognized leadership in the fields of emergency management and emergency medical services.
In 2015, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) acquired End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 17, which supports American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Mariana Islands, and Northern California. HSAG provides quality improvement, data management, grievance investigation, technical assistance, and patient and professional education services for nearly 1,400 dialysis providers and over 90,000 dialysis patients across our Network service areas. Our goal is to efficiently and effectively increase the quality of care and quality of life for ESRD patients.
Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Kaiser Permanente care for members and patients focuses on their total health. Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and teams of caregivers guide all care. Our medical teams are enabled by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, care delivery, and chronic disease management.
The Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency serves as the lead agency for the emergency medical services system in the County and is responsible for coordinating all system participants in its jurisdiction, encompassing both public and private sectors. In California, counties have been given the primary responsibility for assuring that EMS systems are developed and implemented and for designating a local EMS agency.
The Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency’s vision is to enhance well-being in a safe and thriving community.
The mission of the Napa County EMS Agency is to incorporate multiple agencies and facilities into a dynamic emergency medical care delivery system that is focused on rapid access, quality assessment, stabilization and transportation when emergency services are necessary. The Napa County EMS Agency is part of the Napa County Public Health Division. The Agency is staffed with dedicated professionals and are committed to bringing the people of Napa County the high level of care they deserve.
In partnership with the healthcare community, the Plumas County Public Health Agency’s mission is to safeguard and promote the health and welfare of Plumas County residents and visitors by reducing the health and medical impacts of naturally occurring or man-made disasters. Program activities include the Statewide Medical and Health Exercise, which 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.