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The Alabama Department of Public Health’s (ADPH) Center for Emergency Preparedness has created 8 healthcare coalitions statewide to prepare the state’s healthcare sector in case of an emergency, such as a disease outbreak or a natural disaster. The coalitions focus on areas such as hospital staffing, bed capacity, and alternative care sites while collaborating with various agencies to encourage cooperation and mutual aid agreements. The committees also develop plans and protocols to follow in the event of an emergency to treat patients, save as many lives as possible, and minimize the further spreading of diseases.

West Central District consists of the following counties: Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Greene, Pickens, Lamar, Walker, Sumter, Hale, Chilton, Perry and Fayette.

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Membership to the West Central Alabama Healthcare Coalition is on a volunteer basis for those who provide healthcare and /or healthcare products. To become a member, click on the above Healthcare Coalition: Participation Response Form link and email your completed application form to Deidre Hill, deidre.hill@adph.state.al.us.

 

For more information you may contact the West Central Emergency Preparedness Director/Acting Healthcare Coalition Coordinator: Deidre Hill, MSN, RN at 205-554-4539 or deidre.hill@adph.state.al.us.