A Virtual Event
Early bird registration now open!
Consortia Members & Affiliates $75 Early Bird / $125 Regular
Non-Members & General Public $125 Early Bird / $175 Regular
About the Symposium
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged community health centers’ emergency response procedures, planning, and ability to safely and effectively provide patient care in some of the most vulnerable communities. Disaster planning is critical now more than ever. With the onset of COVID-19, clinics had to rely on their continuity planning and consider special populations during a time when information was communicated at rapid speeds. The pandemic was not the only disaster to respond to—active shooter events, wildfires, security breaches, power outages and other unforeseen emergencies have also threatened community safety.
Join the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) and the Community Health Association Inland Southern Region (CHAISR) on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 for the Emergency Management Symposium, a one-day virtual forum to share and exchange best practices, experiences and resources to heighten emergency preparedness, response, and recovery strategies for the future.
Symposium sessions will cover advanced and introductory sessions for both experienced emergency management professionals and those new to the field. The final 2 hours of the event will gather all attendees in a Tabletop Exercise—a simulated, interactive exercise to challenge current emergency plans and encourage familiarization with roles and responsibilities through a complex scenario.
CCALAC is a 501 (c)(3) organization representing 65 member community health centers that operate more than 350 primary care sites in LA County. Our members provide vital health care services to more than 1.7 million patients, the majority of whom are low income, and are either publicly insured or uninsured.
Community health centers are non-profit, state-licensed organizations that provide high-quality primary care, including medical, dental, and mental health services, to underserved communities disproportionately impacted by poverty and systemic racism. Additional services that can be found within some health centers include pharmacy, x-ray, radiology, optometry, obstetrics, specialty referrals, and other medical services.