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, and specialty care organizations. These partners coordinate for a unified response to and recovery from emergencies affecting public health and/or public health infrastructure. The Boston HPC is the primary conduit for preparedness and response planning for the multiagency coordinating center (MACC) functions of the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC). The OPHP coordinates Boston HPC and oversees MIC management to support EMS, public health, and healthcare response and recovery efforts through the development and promotion of emergency preparedness and response capabilities by:
- Strengthening medical surge capacity and capabilities
- Building relationships and partnerships
- Facilitating communication, information and resource sharing
- Maximizing movement and utilization of existing resources
- Coordinating training, drills, and exercises
The Boston HPC utilizes a portal to share information, coordinate plans, documents, and events. To learn more, visit www.BostonHPC.org.