Healthcare Coalitions

The purpose of a healthcare coalition is a healthcare system-wide approach for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents that have a public health and medical impact in the short and long-term.

The primary function of a healthcare coalition is sub-state regional healthcare system emergency preparedness activities involving the health and medical members. This includes planning, organizing, equipping, training, exercises and evaluation.

Kansas Healthcare Coalitions Map

Development of Healthcare Coalitions (HCCs) became a federal preparedness cooperative agreement requirement in 2012.

In Kansas, a decision was made to create seven HCCs to minimize the burden of meeting this requirement at the local level. To date, all seven HCCs have been established and started meeting on a regular basis.

Click on Kansas Healthcare Coalitions Map (PDF) to view contact information for the HCCs.

  1. Resources

Kansas Specific Healthcare Coalition Resources

  1. Steering Committee

The steering committee is charged with working on healthcare coalition projects and facilitating statewide information sharing and networking. In addition, the steering committee will give guidance and suggestions to KDHE, the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD), and the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation (KHERF) and will function as an advisory board to share the local and regional perspective on HCC-related gaps, strengths, best practices, lessons learned, etc.

The Committee is an advising body with a range of health and medical representation across the state. The Committee is comprised of 14 core members, three ex officio members, and six at-large members.

  1. Members
  2. Ex Officio Members
  3. At-Large Community Members

Coalition representatives are invited to participate based on the selection by their respective healthcare coalition.

Core members include, but are not exclusive to, at least two individuals (one public health and one hospital) representing the following:

  • Northeast Kansas Healthcare Coalition
  • Southwest Hospital Emergency Response Team (SHERT) Healthcare Coalition
  • South Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition
  • Northwest Kansas Healthcare Coalition
  • North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition
  • Southeast Kansas Healthcare Coalition
  • Kansas, Kansas City Healthcare Coalition