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Emergency Preparedness

Coalition for Health and Medical Preparedness (CHAMP) - Manatee 

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 organizationsTBHMPC Logo
  • 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.

For more information on CHAMP or the Tampa Bay Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition, visit: