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Health Care Coalitions

Contact the Bureau of Preparedness and Response

  •  850-245-4040

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    Florida Department of Health  

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A23 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399  

Health Care Coalitions in Florida 

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 health care partners plan collaboratively for the risks facing the health care community and identify available local resources.

Mutual Aid and Other Partnerships 

This section includes sample mutual aid and other agreements for shared resources, guidance, and other tools to assist hospitals in developing and implementing partnerships and collaborations for community medical surge capacity and capability.     

Disaster Behavioral Health 

The information in this section includes links to best practices and resources to aid in psychological first aid during a disaster.

Long-Term Care 

This section includes links to online tools and resources to provide assistance for those in the long-term health field and/or needing assistance for aging individuals.

Health Care Systems 

This section includes links to online tools and resources for health care systems and their partners to aid in health care coalition development.

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