The Northeast Tennessee Healthcare Preparedness Coalition began in the early 2000s when the hospitals in the Northeast counties of Tennessee facilitated by public health began meeting on a regular basis to discuss emergency plans for the region.
Beginning in 2014, the coalition formalized their partnership and expanded its membership to include all healthcare agencies in the region. The coalition is sponsored by a grant from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to fund emergency preparedness projects and activities. The coalition was officially renamed the Northeast Tennessee Healthcare Preparedness Coalition.
Coalition Membership is open to all healthcare agencies in the 8 counties in Northeast Tennessee. If you would like to join our coalition, please fill out the form under our Get Involved page. The coalition currently has representation from the following entities: Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services, Local and State Emergency Management, Long Term Care, Dialysis, Regional Medical Communication Center, Behavioral Health, VOAD (Volunteers Active in Disasters), Local and State Department of Health, Forensics Center.