Healthcare System Preparedness
The Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (HPC) is a partnership consisting of community health centers, emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals, long term care, public health, and other planning partners. These partners coordinate for a unified response to emergencies affecting public health.
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Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
The Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (Boston HPC) is a partnership consisting of:
- public health
- emergency medical services (EMS)
- community health centers
- long term care
- home health
- mental health
- specialty care organizations
These partners coordinate a unified response to and recovery from emergencies that affect public health and public health infrastructure. The Boston HPC is the primary conduit for preparedness and response planning for the multi-agency coordinating center (MACC) functions of the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC). The OPHP coordinates Boston HPC. It also oversees MIC management to support EMS, public health, and healthcare response and recovery efforts by:
- strengthening medical surge capacity and capabilities
- building relationships and partnerships
- facilitating communication, information and resource sharing
- maximizing movement and use of existing resources
- coordinating training, drills, and exercises
The Boston HPC uses a portal to share information, coordinate plans, documents, and events.