To work with community partners to ensure that the medical and health needs of community residents are met during times of man-made or natural disasters.
306 residents were vaccinated in 4 hours during the 2016 drive through flu clinic
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. According to Health and Safety Code 1797.152 local jurisdictions are expected to have a Medical Health Operational Area Coordination Program. Tehama County Health services agency, through their public health, 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.