Resources

On this page you will find briefings and agenda from our meetings as well as downloadable materials.  The meetings section is on the top, and the downloadable documents follow below.

HMCC webinar September 23

A copy of the slides from the webinar, as well as a transcript of the captioning is available here.  The recording is currently available to stream through YouTube (see the home page of the HMCC website), and will also be posted here as soon as it is available for download.

September 23 Webinar Transcript                        September 23 Webinar Transcript (as text file)

September 23 Webinar Slides


Watch the HMCC webinar from September 23, 2014


On March 11,2015, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management (OPEM) posted Request for Response (RFR) 161326, Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions to request proposals from qualified vendors to act as sponsoring organizations for regional Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions (HMCC). HMCC will develop regional and cross-disciplinary capacity to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impact of emergencies affecting the public health. Core disciplines of the HMCC are community health centers and ambulatory care organizations, emergency medical services, hospitals, long term care organizations, and public health.

OPEM has completed review of the applications for RFR 161326 and has awarded contracts, which will begin July 1, 2015, to the following five HMCC sponsoring organization applicants:

HMCC Region HMCC Sponsoring Organization
1 Franklin Regional Council of Governments
2 City of Worcester, Division of Public Health
3 International Institute of Greater Lawrence
4C Boston Public Health Commission
5 Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

A new RFR to identify the sponsoring organization for the Region 4AB HMCC will be open until July 8, 2015, 12:00 Noon. Please click on the following link to access the RFR:

RFR 162426 Region 4A/B Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition

OPEM looks forward to working with these five sponsoring organizations and the core public health and medical disciplines to build regional capacity to support the integration of public health and medical preparedness and response.

HMCC Webinar July 23 2014

The PowerPoint deck used in the webinar on July 23, 2014

HMCC webinar July 23 2014

Links to the recordings of the webinar:

For Mac or PC                For IPad or other Tablets

Transcript from the webinar:

HMCC 7.23.2014 Transcript                HMCC 7.23.2014 Transcript

HMCC representatives during facilitated phase

A listing of the representatives involved to this point in the facilitated phase of HMCC development

HMCC Representitive List                     HMCC Representitive List

June Facilitated Meeting

The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health held the final facilitated meeting of all HMCC representatives at Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA on June 26th to bring to a close the facilitation phase of HMCC development in Massachusetts. Participants heard from Mary Clark, Director of the Office of Preparedness & Emergency Management, about the results of the stakeholder meetings, and about the procurement process that will occur in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. Materials for the meeting, including presentations and a resource book are available below.

The primary presentation, which includes Mary Clark’s slides as well as those by Dr. Biddinger and Mr. O’Brien

HMCC – June presentation                       HMCC – June presentation

Presented by Tom Hutton, the next steps in the HMCC process

HMCC – Whats next                                    HMCC – Whats next

A listing of the representatives involved to this point in the facilitated phase of HMCC development

HMCC Representitive List                     HMCC Representitive List

This resource book is provides a compendium of the materials developed through the facilitated phase of HMCC development process. The annotated table of contents, which follows, offers a description of each document contained within the resource book.

 Resource Book small file size

May Facilitated Meetings

The third Facilitated HMCC meetings occurred during the month of May (with one date in June due to an emergency re‐scheduling of one of the region’s meetings) and representatives addressed three questions:

  •  Review and discuss pros and cons of possible governance models for the HMCC
  •  Brainstorm desirable attributes and capacities for an HMCC regional coordinating agency
  •  Provide an opportunity for representatives to identify implementation questions.

Download the May HMCC agenda    May HMCC agenda

March Facilitated Meetings

During the second round of the facilitated regional Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition meetings, the multidisciplinary representatives reviewed summary information on eight existing healthcare coalition models across the country, and made observations and generated questions about each model.  The observations and questions will be used to gather additional information on the models for representatives and will also inform MDPH Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management planning for HMCCs in MA. Each Region also identified the kinds of organizations within their region that the five core disciplines will want to partner with when the regional HMCC is operational.

Agenda

March HMCC participant agenda

March HMCC participant agenda

January Facilitated Meetings

The first round of facilitated regional meetings with representatives from the five core disciplines (Community health centers/large ambulatory care practices, EMS, hospitals, local public health, and long-term care) took place in Regions 1, 3, 4AB, and 5 in January.  The overall purpose of the facilitated meetings is to gather and share information across disciplines that will support future planning of an HMCC in each region.  In the round one meetings, representatives in each discipline tackled the key question, “What are the resources/capacities in the region that can be adapted and/or inform regional HMCC planning?”  To that end, representatives from each discipline shared information about their discipline-specific health and medical assets, such as mutual aid  agreements and equipment, that exist in the region, as well as the activities supported by MDPH (in each discipline) that are priorities for continuation under HMCC funding.

Agenda

January participant agenda

January participant agenda

December 2nd Facilitated Meeting

The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management (formerly Emergency Preparedness Bureau) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health held the first facilitated meeting of designated Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC) representatives from all 5 core ESF–8 disciplines at Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, on December 2nd, 2014.

The meeting began the facilitation phase of Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC) development in Massachusetts, and was intended to orient the representatives to the facilitation process. ♦Agenda

September 11th Webinar

From the Commonwealth-wide webinar held on the 11th of September 2013

September 11th Webinar recording

If you are having issues with the link above, copy and paste the following web address: https://citrix.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1022357

Additionally, a Transcript of Webinar Transcript of Webinar is available for download.

◊ Webinar Slides

Click  Here to download a PDF file of the Webinar slides

Click Here to download a copy in PowerPoint