Our health care system provides vital services to our community in the wake of all types of disasters, including large-scale incidents like hurricanes, public health emergencies such as COVID-19, and even smaller, more-localized events that impact the health of those who live here. Ensuring high-quality patient care during disasters and other surge incidents relies largely on coordination and collaboration among health care stakeholders. Health Care Coalitions (HCCs) incentivize diverse and often competitive healthcare organizations with differing priorities to work together to prepare for and respond to events that threaten the public’s health. Serving as both a coordinating entity and response body, HCCs ensure that their members have the necessary medical equipment and supplies, real-time information, communication systems, and trained personnel to respond to emergencies.

Benefits of Joining:

  • Health care community collaboration and networking
  • Access to free trainings and exercises
  • Access to funding to support health and medical preparedness initiatives

Membership Outreach is Ongoing

We aim for active involvement from the following health and medical system partners within the Coalition’s boundaries:

Hospitals

Long Term Care Facilities

Home Health Care

ESRD Facilities

  • Public Health agencies
  • Emergency Management agencies
  • Emergency Medical System (EMS) agencies (public and private, including Fire Department-based)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers
  • Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Group Homes
  • Dialysis and ambulatory surgical agencies
  • Blood banks, stand-alone medical laboratories and poison control agencies
  • Medical Examiners and funeral homes
  • Mental health/behavioral health providers
  • Healthcare associations and professional medical associations
  • Pharmacies and pharmacy associations
  • Primary care providers and walk-in clinics
  • Higher education agencies directly involved in healthcare profession education
  • Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units
  • Volunteer organizations with a health and medical mission (Red Cross or similar)
  • Community organizations with a health and medical mission
  • Faith-based or non-profit organizations
  • Private organizations with a health and medical system role
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