North Central Health District


Regional Healthcare Coalitions

Regional Healthcare Coalitoin

Preparation Through Partnership

When a disaster hits a community or a region, the entire healthcare system will be impacted and will have to respond. All healthcare organizations, from the largest hospital to a small community health center, will need to work together in a coordinated fashion to effectively respond to the disaster and work towards recovery. Planning together saves lives!

During all healthcare emergencies, decisions made by one healthcare organization will impact others. Healthcare organizations planning together will create a more prepared and resilient healthcare system.

Recognizing that hospitals alone are not sufficient to take care of the health care needs after a disaster, the Regional Healthcare Coalitions were established in August 2012 to include all healthcare organizations including but not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
  • Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospice
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
  • Public Health
  • Home Health
  • Mental/Behavioral Health Providers
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Personal Care Homes
  • Law Enforcement/Fire

NCHD and Healthcare Coalitions

The counties within North Central Health District are divided across two of Georgia’s Healthcare Coalitions, Region F and Region H.

NCHD Counties in Region F

  • Crawford
  • Houston
  • Jones
  • Macon-Bibb
  • Monroe
  • Peach

NCHD Counties in Region H

  • Jasper
  • Putnam
  • Baldwin
  • Hancock
  • Twiggs
  • Wilkinson
  • Washington

Join a Healthcare Coalition

As a member organization, your agency will:

  • Build relationships with other healthcare organizations and emergency management
  • Learn about available resources in the Region
  • Collaborate with partners in the planning process to address regional preparedness gaps
  • Gain access to education, training, exercises and grant funding

By planning collaboratively, all members of the coalition will be strengthened and will be better prepared. Your organization will learn from the experiences of others. By participating in the coalition, your organization may be able to meet some of your requirements related to emergency plans and exercises.

All healthcare organizations in Region F are invited to join the coalition. Membership is available at no cost to you. Members attend quarterly Coalition meetings, participate in planning, training and exercises, and agree to work with and support other members during disaster response and recovery. You can join the Coalition by contacting us or attending a meeting.

For more information, contact:

North Central Health District

Bonita Coley
Region F Healthcare Coalition Facilitator
Office of Emergency Preparedness

Laurice Bentley
Emergency Preparedness Director
Office of Emergency Preparedness

Region F Healthcare Coalition

Regional Coordinating Hospital

Steve Ramsey
Region F Healthcare Coalition Coordinator
Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center

South Central Health District

Megan Craft
Region H Healthcare Coalition Facilitator
Office of Emergency Preparedness

Region H Healthcare Coalition

Regional Coordinating Hospital

Lynn Grant
Region H Healthcare Coalition Coordinator
Fairview Park Hospital

Learn about our related emergency preparedness services

Personal & Family Preparedness
Emergency preparedness trianing
Preparedness for functional & Access Needs
Regional Healthcare Coalitions
Severe weather preparedness
Strategic National Stockpile