Polk County Health Care Coalition

(Polk county ESF-8 WG)

Michelle Rud


About Us

The Polk County Healthcare Coalition (PCHCC) is an association of community Healthcare

organizations with disaster planning and operations responsibilities or capabilities. The PCHCC is

dedicated to creating and promoting a state of readiness and actively working recovery efforts to

protect the health of Polk 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 Polk ESF8 Health and Medical Coalition is to enhance collaborative response efforts to disasters and emergencies by mobilizing local assets to meet community, county and regional needs.


The Polk ESF8 Health and Medical Coalition meets bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 1890 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880.  Our meetings are open to the public.     

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