Check out our ever-changing roster of upcoming events throughout the State of California. Email Cortney Kesterson, DPP Coordinator, if you have any questions or issues accessing this information. Updated 01/30/20
CAHF Disaster Preparedness Program Statewide Events:
February 13th, 2020: Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS) Training
Join CAHF-DPP at the Armenian Home of Fresno for a one-day Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS) training. The morning will consist of a Powerpoint presentation and learning activities, then after lunch we will conduct a tabletop exercise, based on a clinically relevant scenario. Participants will earn five (5) free Continuing Education credits (BRN, NHAP) and lunch will be served for attendees. Powerpoint slides will be provided electronically before the training. Register here.
February 25th, 2020: Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS) Training
Join CAHF-DPP at the Embassy Suites Anaheim South for a one-day Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS) training. The morning will consist of a Powerpoint presentation and learning activities, then after lunch we will conduct a tabletop exercise, based on a clinically relevant scenario. Participants will earn five (5) free Continuing Education credits (BRN, NHAP) and lunch will be served for attendees. Powerpoint slides will be provided electronically before the training. Register here.
The following trainings are county-specific; please do not register for an event outside your county or your registration will be cancelled. Some of the registrations for these events are facilitated by the county Public Health Department personnel, NOT the CAHF-DPP team; some events do not offer CE credit from CAHF. Thank you for your understanding.
March 11th, 2pm - 3pm: "LA County Emergency Preparedness Updates Webinar Series (CAHF)
Join us every other month to recap the current events from LA County's Disaster Resource Centers, prepare for upcoming County exercises, and review best practices for emergency preparedness. Register at our NEW link for 2020 here.
January – April 2020: Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Meetings @ the Disaster Resource Center (DRC) Hospitals **multiple dates / locations – please check webpage link below**
Have you completed your Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) for 2020 for your facility yet? This is one of two meetings that long-term care providers are strongly urged to attend at their local DRC hospitals. Attending the in-person HVA meeting will help fulfill E-tag 0006, “Annual Updates to the HVA / EOP,” as well as E-tag 0009, “Collaboration with Local / County Emergency Response Authorities.” Click here to view our webpage with the upcoming dates and contact information for each Disaster Resource Center team. **Please email the DRC coordinators that you are planning to attend so they can reserve a large enough meeting space!**
Sacramento Area SNF Mutual Aid Program (SASMAP) Quarterly Drills
Our grant program provides training and support to Sacramento County EMSA for the SASMAP drills on the county's online platform, EMResource. The dates for 2020 drills are listed below. One week after each drill, we host a debrief conference call for gathering feedback from LTC providers, and answer any questions.To be added onto the mailing list for additional information about the debrief calls or the drills, email the DPP Coordinator, Cortney Kesterson.
2020 Drill Dates:
March 11, 2020 - 11am - 12pm
June 10, 2020 - 11am - 12pm
September 9, 2020 - 11am - 12pm
November 11, 2020 - 11am - 12pm
March 24th, 2020: Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS) Training
CAHF-DPP will present the NHICS curriculum and discuss management by objectives when faced with emergency events or disasters. This full-day training includes a tabletop exercise, and participants can receive 5 hours of CE credit. This training is for LTC providers of Alameda County and additional providers will be added at the discretion of Alameda County staff. For more information about this training, view Alameda County's flyer here.
Santa Clara County Events:
March 25th, 2020: Statewide Medical Health Exercise (2019 Scenario) **Takes place at facility**
If you are in Santa Clara County, be sure to sign up for the Statewide Medical Health Exercise on March 25th! Expect to receive alerts from the County and play along with your own staff in your facility, testing your Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) against an external flood scenario that will impact your supply chain, physical plant, and more. This exercise will run for four (4) hours and with proper participation and documentation by the facility, will fulfill the requirement for a full-scale community-based exercise. Further guidelines will be provided by Santa Clara County personnel upon registration. To register for this and other upcoming Santa Clara Valley Emergency Preparedness Coalition (SCVEPHC) events, visit www.ephc.eventbrite.com.
Orange County Events:
March 11th, 2020, Time TBD: Hazard Vulnerability Assessments for Long-term Care Providers
Join the Orange County Healthcare Coalition for this session just for long-term care providers to review how to properly fill out a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment for 2020. Registration for this event is coordinated by OCHCA personnel - email email@example.com for more information.
More events will be added very soon! Contact your county healthcare coalition coordinator, and ask if there are any training opportunities for LTC providers coming up. If you do not know who to contact at your County, check out our County contacts page.