-Serve as the vehicle to prioritize the use of federal grant funds and coalition purchases to improve members healthcare preparedness efforts
-Support healthcare agencies during the response and recovery phases of an emergency or disaster incident
-Coordinate the planning, organization, equipping, training, exercise, and evaluation activities to assist in the development and maintenance of necessary capabilities and skills for an effective response and recovery
-Facilitate information and resource sharing between local, regional, and state entities
-Promote and coordinate emergency preparedness efforts of the coalition members organizations
As a member of the WKYHCC coalition, your facility has the ability to borrow and house coalition assets. In the event of an emergency, response assets can be requested from the coalition coordinator and can be mobilized during the event.
Our coalition has properties including:
-Patient Tracking Capabilities
-Personal Protective Equipment
-Communication Capabilities including Plum Cases, HAM Radios, Antennas, etc.
Training & Exercises
WKYHCC offers and hosts training needed to improve regional capabilities and to continue to provide education for key preparedness and response personnel in our region.
Training and exercises include:
-Preparedness & Response Planning
-Incident Command Systems
-Mass Fatality Management
Meetings are held the second Thursday in the months of:
February, May, August, and November.
For more information on meeting dates, times, and locations contact
WKYHCC Coordinators BJ Newbury, Casey Clark, or Vickie Siedel.