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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.

Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition

The Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (Boston HPC) is a partnership consisting of:

  • public health
  • emergency medical services (EMS)
  • hospitals
  • 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

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The Boston HPC uses a portal to share information, coordinate plans, documents, and events.

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