About The Northeast Tennessee Healthcare Preparedness Coalition

The Northeast Tennessee Healthcare Preparedness Coalition is a group of many different healthcare agencies in the Northeast TN region that collaborate to prepare for disasters.  We know that when a disaster strikes, we all need to work together to make sure that our community has an effective disaster response.

Our coalition develops emergency plans, trains and exercises together, shares information and resources, and builds connections between all of our partner agencies. The coalition brings these organizations together to build capabilities that would be difficult to achieve without support.  Our partner agencies represent many different kinds of healthcare including hospitals, public health, EMS, long term care, and many others.


To support the healthcare community in Northeast, TN in response, recovery, mitigation, and preparedness for disaster situations through collaboration, resource sharing, and education


To provide a forum for the healthcare community to build connections and share information  •  Foster communications between local, regional, state and federal entities on community wide emergency planning and response  •  Coordinate emergency planning and preparedness activities based on the capabilities identified by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)  •  Improve healthcare response capabilities.