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healthcare coalitions connect 4.0 is on the way

Forgive us for being quiet lately, we've been bit busy. Within weeks we will take 4.0 live, and it's more than just a pretty new face. Sure, it will be packed with much needed features, but the real power is under the hood. We invested much to the  technology that will power the bParati healthcare coalition network, which will allow us to stream our content, fully formatted, to healthcare coalition websites in real time. When we publish a new resource, you get it on your coalition website– delivering excellent value to your members.  Stay tuned.

Karl schmitt

Karl SchmittFounder & CEO


Healthcare coalitions are regional preparedness organizations where healthcare providers and suppliers connect with emergency management, public health, NGOs and Emergency Medical Services.

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Coalitions are funded through the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Cooperative Agreement and are driven by the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule and the Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities.

the healthcare coalition

A healthcare coalition is a group of individual health care and response organizations with a defined geographic area of service

Healthcare coalitions foster an environment of collaboration that helps each member be better prepared to respond to emergencies and manage planned events.

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Coalition's can provide access to medical equipment and supplies, real-time information, communication systems, and the services needed to build an educated and trained health care workforce.

the healthcare coalition is neutral

a healthcare coalitions must be independently governed

Healthcare coalitions must be neutral, kinda like Switzerland. They must be independently governed organizations without real or perceived control by any single provider.

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A neutral, independently governed coalition can be achieved by either establishing a nonprofit corporation or establishing the coalition under a host organization.

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Contrary to popular belief, taking a healthcare coalition nonprofit and becoming a 501(c)(3) is not one and the same. The 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation is optional and can be done after the nonprofit has been established.

Learn more about taking your healthcare coalition nonprofit

An independently governed healthcare coalition requires, well, independent governance.

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Healthcare coalitions that establish independent nonprofit corporations must concern themselves with living by the requirements of their corporate charter. For coalitions using third-party fiduciary agents, governance starts with their bylaws.

Learn more about healthcare coalition governance

healthcare coalition membership

an HCC member is defined as an entity within the HCC’s defined boundaries that actively contributes to HCC strategic planning, identification of gaps and mitigation strategies, operational planning and response, information sharing, and resource coordination and management 

Per ASPR, core HCC members, at a minimum, include: hospitals, public health departments, emergency management agencies, and emergency medical services providers.

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ASPR identifies other important HCC members as:

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healthcare coalitions numbers

 there were 476 healthcare coalitions at the end of budget period 4, but further consolidation is expected

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Cant's find your healthcare coalition? We'll find it for you