Florida Healthcare Coalitions




To facilitate better localized planning amongst health care partners, the State of Florida is segmented by seven regional Coalitions led under the direction of the Florida Department of Health. Several of the regions are comprised of multiple Sub-Coalitions. Each of the Coalitions are delineated by a county or member counties and aligns with member ESF-8 or comparable health and medical branch system(s).

The Coalition augments local operational readiness to meet the health and medical challenges posed by a catastrophic incident or event.

The Coalition is intended as a vehicle to coordinate and maintain current hospital preparedness levels while enhancing disaster preparedness and resiliency in other portions of the healthcare system.

The Coalition is NOT designed nor intended to be a disaster response organization. Disaster response activities are managed through existing ESF 8 structures within local jurisdictions as defined in county Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMP).

Each Coalition has a “Coordinator” who is responsible for area-wide coordination and related cooperative activities of federal, state, and local governments, which also includes a multi-agency coordinating group to assist with preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities. Our stakeholders include public safety agencies, emergency response personnel, government agencies, hospitals, public health, in-patient care, out-patient medical services, and even amateur radio networks.

Health Care Coalitions in Florida

Bureau of Preparedness and Response

2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities

Region 1
Emerald Coast Healthcare Coalition

Region 2
Big Bend Healthcare Coalition

Region 3Northeast Florida Regional Council
Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition (NEFLHCC)
North Central Florida Healthcare Coalition
Coalition for Health and Medical Preparedness (CHAMP)

Region 4 – West Central Florida Disaster Services
Tampa Bay Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition

Region 5
Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition

Region 6
Southwest Florida Healthcare Coalition

Region 7
Palm Beach County HERC
Broward County Health Care Coalition
Miami-Dade County Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
Keys Health Ready Coalition