The Pinellas Coalition for Health and Medical Preparedness (CHAMP) is an association comprised of community agencies and organizations with disaster planning and operations responsibilities or capabilities in the health and medical discipline. CHAMP is dedicated to creating and promoting a state of readiness and actively working recovery efforts to protect the health of Pinellas 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. CHAMP is not a competing, exclusionary or a responding organization. CHAMP is intended to be a network for organizations active in disasters. Each member organization maintains its own identity and independence while closely collaborating with the other member organizations.
The mission of CHAMP is to promote and support planning and education as a means of achieving the full preparedness potential of every agency/discipline in Pinellas County by 1) sharing knowledge and resources; 2) fostering an appreciation for other disciplines; and 3) advocating for discipline equity.
The Pinellas CHAMP conducts meetings held on the first Friday of every month at the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The Hospital is located at 600 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Our meetings are open to the public.