Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant is a federally-funded initiative that enhances the ability of Riverside County's Emergency Management Department (EMD) to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, whether naturally occurring or man-made.

The PHEP grant provides allocations to counties along with guidance to meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) mission of health promotion through health information dissemination, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance; and to reach certain critical benchmark requirements and priority projects, such as inter-agency collaboration at all levels of government, including with Tribal entities, emergency preparedness for at-risk populations, support and equipment acquisitions for the Department Operations Center (DOC), certification of the Riverside County staff in Incident Command System (ICS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance through the provision of trainings and exercises.

Trainings and Exercises

These trainings ensure standardization of equipment and competency-based instruction for health care personnel responding to a terrorist incident or other public health emergency.

  • Combined Course (ICS 100, 200, 700, SEMS, NIMS)
  • ReddiNet
  • Medical Shelter Training
  • Disease Investigation Training
  • METI Man


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