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CISA Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Posted: February 6, 2023

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Active Shooter developed a workshop to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations. This link includes a booklet, pamphlet, poster, pocket card, resources in various languages to assist with Active Shooter preparedness.

CISA Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

ASPR Tracie: Evaluation of Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Posted: February 6, 2023

The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange (TRACIE) developed a tool to evaluate the various available Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tools and identifies benefits and limitations.

ASPR TRACIE Evaluation of Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tools

California Statewide Medical & Health Exercise

Posted: February 6, 2023

California’s Department of Public Health Organizational Self Assessments

“The Organizational Self-Assessments are developed according to the Homeland Security Core Capabilities. Assessments are categorized by the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery and are customized to specific disciplines with a role in the response. The self-assessments can be used to promote and engage response partners in preparing for and participating in both tabletop and functional exercises.”

ASPR TRACIE Evaluation of Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Posted: January 26, 2023

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

This comparison chart shows the similarities and differences among the primary hazard vulnerability assessment (HVA) tools used by public health and health care organizations, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (THIRA). Each description includes a summary of its primary use/purpose, as well as information on who developed the tool and how, the format of the tool, the calculations approach, and the benefits and limitations of the tool.

ASPR TRACIE Evaluation of Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Workplace Violence Prevention – LA County Public Health

Posted: January 26, 2023

The Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), housed within the Department of Public Health, works to strengthen coordination, capacity and partnerships to address the root causes of violence, and to advance policies and practices that are grounded in race equity, to prevent all forms of violence and to promote healing across all communities in Los Angeles County. OVP monitors the trends and circumstances of violent deaths affecting Los Angeles County to inform decision makers and program planners about ways to prevent and intervene on violence in the community, at home and in the workplace.

Workplace Violence Prevention Homepage

Wellness Resources for County Employees


CalHOPE Connect

Posted: January 26, 2023

CalMHSA is part of the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program run by the California Department of Health Care Services, in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

CalMHSA helps fund, develop, and implement mental health services at the state, regional, and local levels. CalHOPE delivers crisis counseling support for Californians impacted by COVID-19, with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

CalHOPE Connect Home Page


National Center on Disability in Public Health

Posted: January 23, 2023

The Prepared4ALL initiative is offered by AUCD’s new Technical Assistance and Training Center and aims to mobilize disability organizations and their networks to foster connections with emergency and public health professionals to build trust, create sustainable relationships, and get a seat at the emergency planning table

National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion in Emergency Preparedness

Link to Free 8 Lesson Course: Prepared4ALL: Whole Community Inclusive Emergency Planning

UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence (COE) on the Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Posted: January 23, 2023

Access a variety of courses, printable tools, and videos to support professional wellbeing and trauma and resilience informed spaces from the UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence (COE) on the Wellbeing for LA Learning Center. Explore resources on trauma informed care, resilience promoting practices and professional wellbeing.

The Wellbeing for LA Learning Center provides educational trainings to enhance the professional development and wellbeing of the LA County workforce and includes a variety of resources from programs across UCLA.

Example Trainings:
i. Shifting Perspectives: Adopting a Trauma & Resilience Informed Lens
ii. Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ+ People: Best Practices for Affirming Communication
iii. Providing Quality Services to LGBTQ+ People: An Introduction for Staff
iv. Resources for Working in Solidarity With LGBTQ+ People
v. Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care for Providers

Preparing for El Niño

Posted: January 29, 2016

el-nino-prepEl Niño is a naturally occurring complex of Pacific Ocean sea-surface temperature changes and global weather events.  A strong El Niño is often associated with torrential downpours and mudslides in southern California.  It will be important to create a plan for your clinic, business, and home. You cannot stop El Nino but you can help mitigate its effect on your life. 2016 is expected to see one of the strongest El Niño events on record. (more…)

LAC DPH Health Advisory: Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Fact Sheet for Medical Providers

Posted: January 22, 2016

This message is intended for primary care, urgent care, internal medicine, and emergency medicine providers.

Please distribute as appropriate.

Key messages

  • Emissions from the natural gas leak at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility are causing health effects in some individuals in Porter Ranch and other nearby communities.
  • A fact sheet for medical professionals on the health effects of this natural gas leak is available below and on the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Health Information website:
    The website will be updated as new information becomes available.
  • Information for the public, including FAQs in multiple languages, information on pet health, and how to report environmental health issues is also available online.

This Health Advisory was sent by Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, Interim Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (more…)