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Healthcare Sector Committee

Due to new requirements from the alignment of the Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has moved from the previous 6 hospital planning regions to 11 healthcare coalition areas which are aligned with the 11 public health areas. These coalitions will be beneficial in ongoing preparedness efforts of ADPH and partner agencies in regard to Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 for the Alabama Emergency Operations Plan.

The Statewide Healthcare Sector will no longer conduct quarterly conference calls. In an effort to build and sustain these coalitions, collaboration at the local level is essential. Any concerns, issues or suggestions can be directed to the Emergency Preparedness team members as well as Ann Brantley at ann.brantley@adph.state.al.us in the ADPH Center for Emergency Preparedness.

Meeting Minutes

The latest minutes from conference calls are available for download.

Healthcare Sector:


March 24, 2009, Conference Call Presentation: Demonstration of Center for Emergency Preparedness Assessments and Tools: Hospital Planning Regions 2009(1 MB)


  • Healthcare Coordination/Operational Planning and Pharmacy Issues
    The purpose of this subcommittee is to focus on hospital staffing (i.e., physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapist, nurses), bed capacity, and alternative care sites while collaborating with various agencies to encourage cooperation and mutual aid agreements; focus on the issues regarding prescription medications during disaster conditions; and develop standards and operational protocols and/or plans that can be implemented during emergency conditions in cooperation with all aspects of healthcare including the business portion of healthcare and continuity of operations planning.
  • Training and Exercise Planning
    The purpose of this subcommittee is to focus on educating healthcare staff and coordinating exercises between agencies.

  • Review Board
    All the physicians in the Healthcare Sector Committee participate on the Review Board. This board evaluates all policies and procedures developed in the Healthcare Sector Committees prior to submission to the Assistant State Health Officer for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Health Officer.

For Additional Information

For more information, please call (334) 206-3394 or view Alabama Department of Public Health Healthcare Sector Committee (2 MB) You will need PowerPoint Viewer to view this file.

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