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Preparedness Outreach 


We have started our facility Preparedness Outreach! VCHCC will come to your facility for one-on-one meetings to help you:

  • prepare your facility
  • make connections with the appropriate response partners
  • provide you with necessary resources

Email VCHCC@ventura.org today to schedule a meeting!





Emergency Plan Template (red binder)



The Ventura County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Office (EPO) and the Ventura County Health Care Coalition (VCHCC) have collaborated with subject matter experts to consolidate the latest disaster preparedness, response, and recovery information available in an easy to use emergency plan template.

The purpose of this template is to assist in making the process of emergency planning routine; it should help planners – at all levels – in their efforts to develop and maintain a viable, all-hazards emergency plan. All members of a community share a critical role in taking appropriate actions to protect themselves, their families, patients, residents, staff, and properties. Planning that engages the whole community serves as a focal point for building a resilient community.

We truly hope that you find this template useful in the development of your emergency plan and
preparedness efforts!

Click the images below to download the respective, binder content:

Disaster Prep. Binder Contents 2017 FINAL Page 01  cd  EMS Binder Tab Labels 02.09.17


 CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

On September 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) published a final rule on emergency preparedness for healthcare providers. The rule serves to establish national, consistent emergency preparedness requirements for 17 different providers and suppliers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. CMS Providers & Suppliers must reach compliance with the rule by November 15, 2017.


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CMS EP Rule Resources

Click any of the below icons to access the related document, tool, or online training.
EP Basic Surveyor TRAINING Course Advanced Copy Interpretive Guidance Surveyor Tool  General EP Rule Overview
online course  


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