Emergency Preparedness Committees: Local/State/National

City of Los Angeles


County of Los Angeles

Hospital Preparedness Program now evolved into the "Disaster Coalition Advisory Committee and deals with healthcare disaster issues dealing with hospitals. LA County gets more than $10 million per year for this inititive. 

Los Angeles Peer Agencies Consortium (LACPAC) is a committee consisting of hight level representatives from the four public safety agencies in LA City and County (LAPD, Sheriff, City Fire and County Fire) along with Dr Katona and Professor Terry Anderson that focuses on issues relaing to how these large agencies can work better together to coordinate services in a rapidly changing landscape. Subcommittees have also been established on Leadership and Disaster Preparedness. 

Quarterly Consortium of 28 institutions on disaster management (coordinated by Devra Schwartz from Loyola Marymount University)

State of California

California Medical Services Administrator's Association of California (EMSAAC) Disaster Committee

Cal Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) State Emergnecy Response Commission (SERC)


Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Emergency Preparedness Committee

U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications

Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs (DHS)

U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia




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