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 quarterly the fourth Thursday in the month at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 1890 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880. Our meetings are open to the public.