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Emergency Preparedness

County of Santa Cruz Healthcare Coalition (HCC)

Various medical and healthcare agencies across our region are a part of the County of Santa Cruz County Healthcare Coalition (HCC). HCC member organizations work together during an emergency to support the medical and healthcare needs of the community. 

The Santa Cruz County HCC healthcare delivery system is coordinated, integrated, and ready to respond to all-hazards, emergencies, and disasters. Our mission is to build local capacity for a disaster-ready and resilient healthcare delivery system that serves the whole community of the County of Santa Cruz.

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HCC Members Only
The HCC meets monthly and as needed during emergency trainings and response.
Please contact to be added to the e-mailing list or submit questions.
HCC Member Readiness

Utilize the templates and resources below to ensure your organization has a plan in place to be a contributing member of the HCC in a disaster or major emergency in Santa Cruz County. Click the download button for the relevant template, save it to your computer, and modify it to formulate your organization’s plan.

Visit Public Health Emergency to get an overview of the federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), from which the Healthcare Coalition (HCC) originates.

Hazards Vulnerability Analysis

The Hazards Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) provides a tool to identify hazards that may affect demand for the health care facility’s services or its ability to provide those services. A HVA is often the foundation to develop an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

HVA Template


HVA Template Instructions


HVA Definitions


Use California Office of Emergency Services webpage to find specific hazards by address. Type in your facility address to learn the risks at that address and what you can do to mitigate those risks.

Get familiar with the Hazard Mitigation Plans for the County of Santa Cruz County.

Continuity of Operations Planning

A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) helps prepare organizations to maintain mission critical operations after any emergency or disaster.

Behavioral Health




Public Laboratory


Public Health


Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility



CMS Rule

The purpose of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Emergency Services (CMS) Preparedness Rule is to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.

Presentation about the Rule




The CMS webpage provides resources for compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Emergency Preparedness Rule.

The Health and Humans Services webpage provides links to resources that can help provider and suppliers comply.

Mobile Hospital Deployment

Mobile Hospital Setup Information

The Mobile Medical Hospital may be deployed in disasters, public health emergencies or disaster preparedness trainings. If you would like more information about the mobile hospital, please contact Brenda Brenner via email