As a healthcare coalition, the North Central Florida HealthCare Coalition (NCFHCC) coordinates preparedness and resilience through all sectors of the healthcare system. The NCFHCC encompasses an 11-county region: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties.
A healthcare coalition is a collaborative network of 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.
The primary goal of NCFHCC is to better prepare communities in the event of catastrophic events (i.e. natural disasters, man-made disasters, emergencies, etc.) 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 healthcare community and identify available local resources.
Membership in the Coalition is free, and provides you access to training, exercises, and emergency preparedness resources. Submit your membership today.