Welcome to the Florida Department of Health’s Healthcare Coalition (HCC) Resource Center. This site contains information to be used as a resource for developing new HCCs and expanding and cultivating existing Healthcare Coalitions in Florida.
Healthcare Coalitions have been defined as “a collaborative network of healthcare organizations and their respective public and private sector response partners that serve as a multi-agency coordinating group to assist with preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities related to healthcare organization disaster operations.”—Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness
National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness January 2012
The development and sustainment of HCCs is a federal initiative and a requirement of the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Cooperative Agreement funded by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The purpose of HCCs is to ensure that local providers and other healthcare partners plan collaboratively for the risks facing the healthcare community and identify available local resources.
Introduction to Healthcare Coalition PowerPoint
Healthcare Coalition Task Force Guiding Principles
Healthcare Coalition Executive Summary
Healthcare Coalition Requirements
2013–2014 HPP/PHEP Funding Opportunity Announcement
The information in this section includes links to existing Healthcare Coalitions within the state.
Broward County Healthcare Coalition
Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition (HERC) of Palm Beach County
Miami-Dade County Hospital Preparedness Consortium
To inquire about Healthcare Coalitions specific to your area, send us an email by clicking the following link BPR_HealthcareCoalitions@flhealth.gov Please be sure to include your name, phone number, and county of interest and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate contact person.
The information in this section includes minutes from Florida Healthcare Coalition Task Force (previously titled Healthcare Coalition Statewide Working Group) meetings.
This section includes training resources within the state of Florida and the federal government. Some of these trainings may offer certificate, CEUs, and/or CME credits at no cost to the participant. Statewide training schedules are also available in this section.
Emergency Management Institute: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Preparedness Training and Exercise Calendar
• Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP)
Florida Department of Health TRAIN Florida–Online Learning Management System
TRAIN Florida is a learning management system (LMS) for professionals who protect the public's health. It is a free service of the Public Health Foundation.
Module 1: Introduction to Alternate Care Sites (ACS) for Medical Surge in Florida
An Introduction to Alternate Care Sites is the first of three modules being presented by the Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Preparedness and Response. The purpose of the modules is to assist first responders and emergency personnel in the preparations of setting up and operating an Alternate Care Site in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
This section includes links to online tools and resources from state and federal partners.
American Healthcare Association Disaster Preparedness
American Hospital Association (AHA)
American Red Cross Assistance—Get assistance with finding a local shelter and locating loved ones in the event of a disaster
• American Red Cross Disaster and Safety Library
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Emergency Preparedness and Response
• CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response–Preparation and Planning
Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration: Facility/Provider Locator
Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC)
• Emergency Management Resources–FACHC
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Florida Division of Emergency Management
• Floridians can find their local evacuation, storm surge and flood maps on the public mapping page of floridadisaster.org.
• Maps are also available via the Division of Emergency Management's geospatial mapping tool, GATOR, at floridadisaster.org/GATOR.
• Florida County Emergency Management Contacts
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• Plan, Prepare, and Mitigate–FEMA
• Continuity of Operations templates–FEMA
• Hazard Mitigation Assistance–FEMA
Florida Health Care Association—See Long-Term Health section
Florida Hospital Association (FHA)
Florida Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
• Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• Emergency Management Institute
• Federal Emergency Management Agency
• Office of Health Affairs
This section includes links to online articles, media coverage, and resources nationwide related to emergency preparedness and disaster response for health and medical communities.
After-Action Reports (AARs)
Department of Homeland Security: Lessons Learned from Black Swan
Department of Homeland Security: Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing
New York City: Hurricane Sandy Healthcare Facilities After-Action Report
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model Practice–Palm Beach County
The National Healthcare Coalition Resource Center
The Network for Public Health Law
Duval County (Florida) Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Florida Department of Health: 2012-2013 Hospital Contracts Communications Equipment Update
Florida Health Information Exchange
State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL)— See State and Federal Partners section
Action News Jacksonville, FL–Disaster Drill Across Northeast Florida
Los Angeles Times–Asiana Plane Crash: A Stanford Hospital's Disaster Drill Paid Off
Boston Marathon Bombings Test Hospitals Disaster Response Capabilities
Campus Safety Magazine–Rely and Respond: An Emergency Surge Preparedness Partnership