Hospital Preparedness Program & Healthcare Coalitions
The City of Chicago is one of four directly-funded local municipalities by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The Chicago Healthcare System Coalition for Preparedness and Response (CHSCPR) is the only healthcare coalition (HCC) for the City of Chicago and EMS Region 11, which is funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The other 10 EMS Regions in Illinois, each with a local HCC, are funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
As the only source of federal funding that supports regional health care system preparedness, HPP promotes a sustained national focus to improve patient outcomes, minimize the need for supplemental state and federal resources during emergencies, and enable rapid recovery.
HPP prepares the healthcare system to save lives through the development and sustainment of regional healthcare coalitions that incentivize diverse and often competitive healthcare organizations with differing priorities and objectives to work together.