Although the NCR HCC, in its current state, has only been in existence since July 2017, the coalition has already made significant strides toward increasing emergency preparedness capabilities within the region. Projects, to date, have included: the development of the NCR HCC Governance Board; the completion of a NCR HCC Joint Risk Assessment; standardization of activities across the three chapters; implementation of initiatives aimed at increasing training related to access and functional needs; the development of a regional preparedness plan; and continued integration into the broader emergency management system.

Moving forward, the healthcare coalition has prioritized the following activities as initiatives that will serve to further support and enhance the NCR HCC:

  • Continued focus on the development and implementation of a cross jurisdictional health and medical system
  • Ongoing integration and support of ancillary healthcare partners into the coalition
  • The completion of a formal health and medical resource assessment
  • Implementation of corrective actions from the 2018 NCR HCC Coalition Surge Test
  • Development of a comprehensive NCR HCC Response Plan
  • Continued support of NCR HCC member emergency preparedness and response projects and activities


The NCR HCC supports and participates in a number of committees within the region to further promote the building of preparedness and response capabilities within the North Central Region. The following committees include representation from the healthcare coalition:

  • Ancillary Healthcare Committee (e.g., long term care, assisted living, home health, dialysis, ambulatory surgery centers, etc.)
  • Behavioral Health Committee
  • Emergency Management Committee*
  • Health and Medical Communications Committee
  • Joint Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Preparedness and Planning Committee*
  • Fatality Management Committee*
  • Healthcare Committee*
  • Mass Care Committee*
  • NCR/UASI Regional Planning Committee*
  • Public Health Committee*
  • Training and Exercise Committee*

*indicates that the committee is part of the larger North Central Region All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness Region. Additional information on these committees can be found at

If you are a member of the NCR HCC, and are interested in joining one of the above committees, please contact the coalition at, or complete the Contact Us form.

NCR HCC members can access committee meeting information on the NCR TeamUp Calendar.

2019 Behavioral Health Evacuation Seminar