Public Health Emergency Preparedness
The health and safety of the citizens of Alameda County are our primary concerns. PHEP focuses on preparedness and response activities related to the health impact of any emergency in the county.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to build resilient communities in partnership through education, preparedness, response, and recovery from public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and terrorism.
How We Do It
We create guides, plans and templates. We also collaborate on multiple preparedness and response activities, such as presentations, trainings, drills, and exercises for the public, health care providers and facilities, community-based organizations (CBOs), and local governments to coordinate public health emergency preparedness activities.
The primary sources of funding for these activities are the state agency, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PHEP works in partnership with other public health departments, local governments, schools, community-based organizations, professional associations, and a range of healthcare providers and facilities including hospitals, primary care clinics, long term care facilities, and emergency medical service providers.