Community Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Emergency Management

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has enhanced its public health capacity to respond to a possible bioterrorism attack or other public health emergency that could threaten the health of Long Beach residents. Even prior to the events of September 11, 2001 and the anthrax incidents in the fall of that year, planning and preparedness have been priorities for DHHS. In recent years, the Department has taken an all-hazards approach, developing plans to minimize the effects of bioterrorism events, disease outbreaks, and natural disasters. DHHS is continually enhancing laboratory, disease surveillance, communication capabilities, community education, and workforce training activities to be better prepared to protect the health and well-being of the community.

Get A Kit, Long Beach. And Keep It Stocked.
This month's Kit item is:hygiene and medication. In an emergency, having items for basic hygiene will help keep you as clean as possible and safe from germs or infections. Follow us throughout 2015
as we help you assemble and maintain your emergency kit.
One Item a Month. One Step Closer to Being Prepared.
For information on how you can protect yourself, your family, neighborhood, and businesses, check out the Department's Family Emergency Plan.

Want to learn more about City plans to respond to local disasters? Visit the Disaster Preparedness Program website.