A Healthcare Coalition (HCC) is a collaborative network of healthcare organizations and their public and private response partners. Coalition partners work together to assist Emergency Management and Health and Medical Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF8) with preparedness, response, and recovery activities related to healthcare disaster operations. HCCs help improve medical surge capability and capacity and enhance a community’s health system preparedness for disasters and public health emergencies. Creation of HCCs is a national priority, and funding for HCCs is provided by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The benefits of joining a Coalition include information on, access to and resources for disaster planning, equipping training and exercises. Being a Coalition member ensures that your voice is heard in decision-making regarding resource allocations and utilization.


The CFDMC covers the nine counties within East Central Florida Domestic Security Task Force Region 5 (RDSTF Region 5), including: Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia Counties.


Our goal is for all healthcare partners and emergency preparedness and response partners to join the Coalition! Please click the link below to join the Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition.


Members receive newsletters and information on planning, training, exercises and events. Coalition member meetings are held four times each year to seek member input on risks, gaps and needs.


As a Member of the Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition, I will:


1. Collaborate on the identification of local and regional healthcare disaster preparedness needs and support the Coalition’s efforts to plan, train, equip and exercise healthcare preparedness capabilities that meet Assistant Secretary of Preparedness Response (ASPR), Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) requirements.


2. Participate in all-hazards emergency planning.


3. Participate in at least on exercise annually hosted by the Coalition or a Coalition Member.


4. Assist Emergency Management and ESF8 as requested with multi-agency coordination during a response.


5. Regularly Participate in Coalition meetings.


6. Regularly participate in Coalition communication drills.


7. Uphold the highest ethical and moral standards and abide by the Coalition Code of Ethics.


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