• The San Diego County Disaster Preparedness Resource Guide for Long Term Care Health Facilities


The mission of the San Diego Healthcare Disaster Coalition (SDHDC) is to build a regional organization to promote engagement, coordination, communication and situational awareness between community partners and private and public sectors prior to, during, and after an incident/disaster, taking into consideration the unique characteristics of San Diego County.

The SDHDC provides a forum for a multidisciplinary group of entities to work together to ensure readiness through emergency preparedness and response planning, training, and exercises and to promote preparedness in the healthcare community through standardized practices and integration with response partners.

It also provides an opportunity to identify needed gaps and provide training to address those gaps, update members on new policies and procedures at the local, State or Federal levels, share best practices and plan for future issues which may arise.

Current subcommittees and workgroups include:

  • Advisory Committee
  • After Action Workgroup
  • Behavioral Health Workgroup
  • Budget Subcommittee
  • Burn Surge Workgroup
  • Decontamination Workgroup
  • Pediatric Surge Planning Workgroup
  • Regionalization Workgroup
  • Website Subcommittee