What does a Healthcare Coalition do?
Hospital Preparedness Program:
HPP supports regional collaboration and health care preparedness and response by encouraging the development and sustainment of health care coalitions (HCC). These coalitions incentivize often competitive health care organizations with differing priorities and objectives to work together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of threats and emergencies. HPP funding also supports trainings and exercises that prepare HCC members to handle real emergencies.
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The Northeast All Hazards Region is home to approximately 703,808 people and comprises the following counties in Colorado: Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma.
This 22,337 square mile area spans 11 different counties that carry frontier, rural and urban designations. County populations range from just over 2,000 to almost 331,000. The region also offers a diverse geography ranging from mountainous peaks to agriculture-rich high plains.
These differences present unique and significant challenges in regard to capabilities and capacity in planning for and responding to healthcare incidents across the region.