"The Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS/ASPR), National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) developed the Healthcare Coalition Checklist for Pandemic Planning (HCCPP) with input from internal and external stakeholders. A Healthcare Coalition (HCC) is an organization of healthcare providers, private entities, and government agencies that work together to plan for and respond to disasters. To make the best use of available information and resources, HCCs should integrate their efforts with pandemic preparedness plans. The HCCPP assists HCCs in assessing, developing, and improving their preparedness and response plans for a pandemic event. The checklist follows the preparedness capabilities outlined in the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness, which can be found on the Public Health Emergency website at http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/hpp/reports/Documents/capabilities.pdf. Pandemic influenza presents a unique threat to all communities and affectsschools, businesses, healthcare systems, and individuals in ways that are distinct from other emergency events. The HCCPP recommends actions to develop and/or improve coalition-based emergency response plans for pandemic influenza and encompasses all stages of a potential H1N1 ('swine flu') or other infectious disease outbreak. In conjunction with other tools, the HCCPP can help a HCC expand its pandemic influenza emergency response plan to include a diverse mix of partners including schools, businesses, community organizations, and government agencies."
Public Health Emergency: http://www.phe.gov/