About Us

The Broward County Healthcare Coalition (BCHC) is a collaborative network of organizations throughout Broward County that serve as a multi-agency coordinating group to enhance healthcare system preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities. BCHC is a part of a federal initiative and a requirement of the Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) Cooperative Agreement funded by the Health & Human Services (HHS), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

The purpose of the Health Care Coalition (HCC) is to assist local healthcare partners plan collaboratively for the risks their community may face and identify available local resources during their response to an event. The Coalition membership is crucial for ensuring the coordination of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities in Broward County.

Essential Coalition members include:

  • Hospitals and other Healthcare Providers
  • EMS Providers
  • Emergency Management / Public Safety
  • Long-term Care Providers (NH, SNF, ALF)
  • Mental / Behavioral Health / Substance Abuse Providers
  • Private Entities Associated with Healthcare (e.g., Hospital associations)
  • Specialty Service Providers (e.g., Dialysis, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Stand-Alone Surgery, Urgent Care, Home Health Care)
  • Other Support Service Providers (e.g., Laboratories, Pharmacies, Blood Banks, Poison Control)
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Community Health Centers
  • Public health
  • Tribal Healthcare
  • Federal entities (e.g., NDMS, VA hospitals, IHS facilities, Department of Defense facilities).


The mission of this coalition is to develop and promote effective collaboration, planning, training, exercises, response, recovery and mitigation within the healthcare industry and for the residents and visitors in Broward County.


To provide a forum for the health and medical community to integrate with one another and other response agencies at a county, regional and state level to promote emergency preparedness.

  • To foster communication between local, regional, state and federal entities on community-wide emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation.
  • To support overall readiness through coordination of community-wide training and exercises.
  • To identify issues related to regional planning response matters, propose solutions to identified problem areas and seek to establish interdisciplinary consensus on response practices and procedures.


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