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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.

Florida Health Care Coalitions and Contacts map
Health Care Coalition Task Force Guiding Principles
2019-2023 Federal Cooperative Agreement
National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness 2017-2022


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.     

CDC Sample Mutual Aid Agreement

California Hospital Association–Model Hospital Mutual Aid MOU 


Disaster Behavioral Health 

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

Disaster Behavioral Health–Florida Department of Children and Families

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Disaster Mental Health Treatment


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.

California Association of Health Facilities
•     Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS) 

Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration: Emergency Resources

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA)
•    FHCA Facility Locator

Home Care Association of Florida


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.

California Hospital Association
•    Emergency Operations Plan
•    Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
•    Memoranda of Understanding


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