"The purpose of the CDHOM [Interim California Disaster Health Operations Manual] is to provide guidance to local health departments (LHDs) on responding to disasters that require resources outside the response capability of the Operational Area. All LHDs in California have responsibility to respond to environmental and public health emergencies in a rapid, efficient and coordinated manner to reduce morbidity and mortality. While each LHD determines the procedures it will use when responding within its Operational Area, a common operational framework supports effective communication when LHDs communicate with regional and State partners and request resources outside the Operational Area. Similarly, local emergency medical services agencies determine the procedures to use in responding within their Operational Area."
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