All Senior-Serving Community Partners

The Alameda County Public Health Department, Public Health Emergency Preparedness program has received a small grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to implement emergency preparedness strategies for community-dwelling older adults.  We have identified “Action Options” from the CDC guide “Identifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Their Protection During All-Hazards Emergencies [1]” as required by the grant, to build capacity for protecting vulnerable, community-dwelling older adults during all hazards emergencies. This is an exciting opportunity for our county to focus on preparedness and response for older adults.


This is a short-term grant that requires immediate action and has several required components:

  • We must convene a cross-sector leadership team composed of various community partners to include the area agency on aging
  • Attend an expenses-paid kick-off meeting on February 21, 2013 in Washington DC that includes representatives from our cross-sector leadership team
  • Characterize the community-dwelling older adult population in our jurisdiction
  • Identify the vulnerable, community-dwelling older adults in our jurisdiction


There will also be opportunities to:

  • Interact with and learn from other grantees throughout the project period, including the kick-off meeting and conference calls
  • Participate in virtual technical assistance to support implementation of project activities
  • Share our work/resources on


Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in participating on the Cross-Sector Leadership Team and if you are interested and available to attend the kick-off meeting on February 21st, in Washington D.C. 


Contact Details

Donata Nilsen, MPH, DrPH

Alameda County Public Health Department

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention

1000 Broadway Suite 500 | Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: (510) 208-5907 | QIC: 21904 |Call Sign: KJ6ZJO



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