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Welcome to our coalition’s website!

The Central  and West Central Minnesota Healthcare System Preparedness Program is a healthcare coalition made up of members from Clinics, Hospitals, and Long-Term-Care facilities, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Local Public Health Departments, Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, and many other agencies/organizations. Working collaboratively these partners, plan, prepare, and respond to the needs of victims of natural or man-made disasters, bio-terrorism, and other health emergencies. Together we have and always will, provide care to the citizens of the Central and West Central Regions as well as the State of Minnesota with the quality and expertise that is second to none!

 

Why We are Here

Following the September 11th and anthrax attacks of 2001, Congress passed the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.  A critical component of this legislation is the Healthcare System Preparedness Program, administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  DHHS distributes formula grants through state health  departments.  The grant dollars are to be provided to prepare and support healthcare events.