Manatee Coalition for Health & Medical Preparedness (Manatee CHAMP) is an association of community Healthcare organizations with disaster planning and operations responsibilities or capabilities. CHAMP is dedicated to creating and promoting a state of readiness and actively working recovery efforts to protect the health of Manatee County residents during catastrophic events, large scale disasters and emergencies. This mission is accomplished by coordinating education, assessment, planning, and support services involving public health providers, private medical providers, public safety agencies and government officials.
The mission of the Manatee County Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition is to enhance collaborative response efforts to disasters and emergencies by mobilizing local assets to meet community, county and regional needs.
Manatee CHAMP conducts meetings held on the second Wednesday of every other month at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center. The EOC is located at 2101 47th Ter E, Bradenton, FL 34203. Our meetings are open to the public.