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June 11th, 2015

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.