To work with our community partners and volunteers to ensure that the medical and health needs of residents are met during times of disaster.
When a man-made or natural disaster occurs in a local community, depending on the nature and size of the incident, multiple agencies will respond. These agencies include but are not limited to law enforcement, fire, emergency management services, and public health. Local jurisdictions are expected to have a Medical Health Operational Area Coordination Program, Tehama County Health Services Agency, through their public health department, plays a key role in developing, implementing, and maintaining that program. Activities within that program include community education and outreach, coordination of medical and mental health services, assurance of safety for health responders, and investigation and control of communicable disease.