Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Healthcare Coalition
The Tri-County Health Department EPR Healthcare Coalition exists to support and advance health and medical preparedness, response, and recovery in Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties. This group of hospitals, coroners, behavioral health, first responders, emergency managers, community clinics, volunteer groups, and local public health partners work to align emergency preparedness efforts across municipal and county boundaries.
The Tri-County Health Department Emergency Preparedness and Response Healthcare Coalition is a multi-disciplinary team working to educate community and partner organizations and continuously improve health and medical systems through preparedness planning, training, and policy development.
Because of the efforts undertaken to more closely coordinate preparedness and response planning within the broader health and medical system, coalition members have been able to identify previously overlooked response partners, streamline systems to support response efforts, and coordinate the leveraging of limited resources. Tri-County Health Department has taken the lead in facilitating the process, but the diverse and active coalition membership has validated the process and allowed efforts to progress beyond many expectations.
Moving forward, Tri-County Health Department will be looking to the coalition as a whole to determine additional gaps in emergency preparedness and working with its partners in finding the most effective and efficient way to meet those needs.
To view a list of partners who are actively engaged in the EPR Healthcare Coalition, click here.
Please Note: The next Healthcare Coalition meeting will be Thursday October 13, 2016 from 1:30-4 at the Tri-County Health Department in the Department Operations Center. Please note that this is a different date/time than normal.