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Montana Healthcare Preparedness Program

Transforming healthcare preparedness and response in our communities.Image depicting HPP Stakeholders: Communicy Health Centers, Mental Health, Dialysis centers, Emergency Management, Public Health, Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services, Private Providers, Longterm Care, Substance Abuse Facilties, Pharmacies

Montana HPP enables healthcare providers from diverse sectors to join forces with state and local health departments and emergency managers before, during, and after disasters. Together, the healthcare delivery system and public health authorities plan together, coordinate their preparedness efforts and strengthen their ability to meet the needs of all patients during emergencies. Without the healthcare coalitions created by HPP and support from the US Health & Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the healthcare delivery system will be ill-equipped to meet the needs of their communities in future disasters.

ON THE FRONT LINES

Building Capabilities

HPP addresses gaps in healthcare preparedness through capacity building activities, identifying hospital bed surge capacity, and training in disease caused by bioterrorism. Regional grants support involvement in jurisdictional and regional planning, training, and exercising, resulting in stronger, more resilient systems that can adapt to new threats.

Healthcare Systems Preparedness and Response

HPP Capacity Goal
Foundation for Healthcare & Medical Readiness Through strong relationships, address gaps by planning, training, and exercising
Healthcare & Medical Response Coordination Share and analyze information, manage resources, and coordinate strategies to deliver medical care to the entire population.
Continuity of Healthcare Services Delivery Train, educate, and equip healthcare workers to provide life-saving medical care in the face of damaged or disabled infrastructure
Medical Surge Hospitals, EMS and out-of-hospital providers who deliver timely and efficient care to their patients even when the demand for healthcare service exceeds available supplies.

Building Coalitions

Planning for and responding to emergencies depends on numerous factors, including, geography, type of healthcare delivery system, threats and hazards, and demographics. Through the development of healthcare coalitions that link all players in the healthcare system to emergency preparedness activities, HPP provides technical assistance, and facilitates coordination between the healthcare system, public health agencies, emergency management organizations, and others.

Montana’s Regional Healthcare Coalitions (RHCCs)

For more information: visit www.mthcc.orgor email mthcc@mt.gov

Map of Regional Health Care Coalitions Western RHCC tribal reservations and counties include: Beaverhead, CSKT, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Granite, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders, and Silver-bow. Central RHCC tribal reservations and counties include: Blackfeet, Blain, Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Fort Belknap, Glacier, Hill, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Meagher, Pondera, Rocky Boy, Teton, and Tool. Southern RHCC tribal reservations and counties include: Big Horn, Carbon, Crow, Gallatin, Madison, Park, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone, and Central Montana Health District (to include Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, Musselshell, Golden Valley, and Wheatland). Eastern RHCC tribal reservations and counties include: Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fort Peck, Garfield, McCone, Northern Cheyenne, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Valley, and Wibaux.

Vital Resource

HPP is the only source of federal funding for healthcare delivery system readiness. Ongoing support for HPP is needed to bring together public and private entities that develop locally appropriate healthcare systems that can respond to emergencies.