Tampa Bay Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition

A healthcare coalition is a group of healthcare organizations, public safety and public health partners that join forces for the common cause of making their communities safer, healthier and more resilient. Coalitions are forming all around the United States to support communities before, during and after disasters and other crises.

The Tampa Bay Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition brings together competing organizations to build capabilities that can’t be achieved alone. We strive to meet the emergency preparedness needs of more than 2,000 healthcare organizations and 75,000 healthcare workers.

The Tampa Bay Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition encompasses the following counties: Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter Counties.

Our efforts benefit the patients, providers and partners of the healthcare delivery system in the Florida Region 4 area. Network collaborators include:

  • Ambulatory care organizations
  • Ancillary services
  • Behavioral health providers
  • First responders
  • Hospitals
  • In-home services
  • Long-term care providers
  • Pediatric care providers
  • Public health authorities

Network members benefit from opportunities to network and collaborate together.

Tampa Bay HMPC Counties


Citrus County


Sumter County


Hernando County


Pasco County


Pinellas County


Hillsborough County


Polk County


Manatee County


Hardee County

CITRUS Citrus County’s ESF-8 Emergency Planning Group
SUMTER Sumter County ESF-8 Coalition
HERNANDO Hernando Community Organizations Active in Disaster (HerCOAD)
PASCO Pasco ESF-8 Consortium (PasESF8Con)
PINELLAS Pinellas Coalition for Health & Medical Preparedness (Pinellas CHAMP)
HILLSBOROUGH Hillsborough Health Care Coalition
POLK Polk ESF-8 Health & Medical Coalition
HARDEE Hardee ESF-8 Group
MANATEE Manatee Coalition for Health & Medical Preparedness (Manatee CHAMP)

Website last update on Aug 8, 2016 (Updated Zika Related Information)

The Tampa Bay Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition has chosen West Central Florida Disaster Services, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, to serve as the responsible entity assuming the administrative and financial aspects on behalf of the coalition.