Public Health Agencies

Cameron Bruce Associates (CBA) works with public agencies at the local, regional and state level to develop emergency management plans, provide training and facilitate exercises. CBA specializes in the healthcare field and provides continuity from concept development to plan development to training to exercises. CBA researches best practices, develops new processes, and writes plans ranging from narrow, focused response plans to broad guidance documents.


The firm has authored dozens of emergency management plans exceeding 20,000 pages.

The firm developed the draft California Statewide Patient Movement Plan under a UASI grant. Working with an advisory task force of subject matter experts representing jurisdictions at the local, regional, state, and federal levels, CBA drafted the plan in just nine months. This plan addresses a large-scale relocation of patients from a major metropolitan area and provides guidance for medical and health operations for public health departments, emergency management agencies, regional and state services, NGOs, and healthcare providers.

In conjunction with Stanford University Medical Center, CBA authored the Drive-Through Triage Plan to rapidly assess incoming patients during a major epidemic. This plan has been requested by organizations around the world and was presented at national and international conferences.

The firm develops model templates for the healthcare industry. For Santa Clara County Public Health Department in California we developed model hospital plans for Surge Capacity, Shelter-in-Place and Evacuation. The Surge Capacity plan was selected as a best practice and resides on the website of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

The firm assesses client needs and develops training programs that vary from hands-on with specific topics such as CBRNE decontamination to broader training on Incident Command Systems and regulatory compliance.

CBA works with organizations to design and facilitate HSEEP exercises ranging from tabletops to full- scale exercises involving local agencies and private organizations.