Category: Downloadable Materials

HMCC webinar September 23

October 3rd, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

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

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HMCC Webinar July 23 2014

July 25th, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

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

July 22nd, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

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

HMCC Representitive List                     HMCC Representitive List

Resource Book

April 7th, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

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

Case for Change

April 6th, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

 In 2012 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began to more closely align the requirements of the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness program (PHEP) cooperative agreements. HPP and PHEP now require a more integrated approach to emergency preparedness and response that builds capacity across all phases of the disaster cycle: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

 In Massachusetts, six regional Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions (HMCC) will be established, one in each hospital preparedness region, to carry out the functions of healthcare coalitions as described in the federal capabilities. These multi-disciplinary HMCC will simultaneously respond to changing national priorities and fill a critical gap in the current system in Massachusetts that exists because of a general lack of functioning county government or other regional infrastructure. During an emergency, the HMCC will serve a multi-agency coordination function for agencies within a region, providing for more efficient coordination of health and medical activities under Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF-8).

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Case for Change              Case for Change

HMCC Definition and Sample Plans

April 4th, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

A Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC) will be a multi-agency coordination entity with associated staffing that supports Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF8) activities, public health and medical services, at a local and regional level. Core disciplines in the HMCC will be community health centers and large ambulatory care organizations, emergency medical service providers (public and private), hospitals, local public health and long-term care facilities. HMCCs will also reach out to include key ESF8 supporting partners such as home health, pharmacies, dialysis centers, mental and behavioral health providers, urgent care, and social services agencies. By June 30, 2017, one HMCC will be established in each of the six existing Massachusetts Department of Public Health Hospital Preparedness regions.

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HMCC definition & sample plans

HMCC definition & sample plans

Massachuetts Emergency Support Functions

April 3rd, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

The Massachusetts Emergency Support Function (ESF) Team is composed of trained representatives of state, Federal, local, private, and public agencies and organizations. These representatives have extensive knowledge of their agencies’ and organizations’ resources and capabilities as well as the authority to commit them in support of local emergency management efforts during an incident.

Members of the ESF Team have been organized into 16 Massachusetts Emergency Support Functions (MAESFs). These MAESFs represent broad categories of support and provide an overall structure for coordinating state assistance to local first responders.

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Massachusetts Emergency Support Functions

Massachusetts Emergency Support Functions

Massachusetts Emergency Support Function 8

April 2nd, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

Massachusetts Emergency Support Function (MAESF) 8 provides a framework for coordination and cooperation across state agencies regarding public health and medical, needs, including mental and behavioral health, before, during, and after a disaster or public health emergency in the Commonwealth, including those resulting from an act of terrorism.

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Emergency Support Function 8

Emergency Support Function 8

Models Handout

April 2nd, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

From the March Facilitated meetings, this document was used in the exercise looking at characteristics of possible operating/program models for meeting required functions of a regional HMCC.

Models Handout

Models Handout

Scenario Handout – With and Without HMCCs

April 1st, 2014 in Downloadable Materials

On December 11, 2008, a major winter storm hit Massachusetts, bringing with it significant sleet and ice. This scenario looks at how the Commonwealth was affected, and how Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions would mitigate these issues:

Scenario Handout HMCC with and without

Scenario Handout HMCC with and without