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Rio Grance Valley Health Preparedness Coalition

Rio Grance Valley Health Preparedness Coalition

Chair: Rene Perez (STEC-EMS)

Co-Chair: Jesse Colin (Knapp Medical Center)

HPP Director: Marco Lozano (CCDHHS)

CCDHHS - HPP is the lead role as the regional Rio Grande Valley Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (RGVHPC) entity to enhance the ability of hospitals and healthcare systems to prepare for health and medical emergencies and disasters with a primary focus on HCC building and regional healthcare system preparedness. HPP provides services to the Trauma Service Area V (TSA-V) which consists of four counties (Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Starr County and Willacy County). As the only source of federal funding that supports regional health care system preparedness, CCDHHS - 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 health care system to save lives through development of regional healthcare preparedness coalitions (HPCs) that incentivize diverse and often competitive health care organizations with differing priorities and objectives to work together.

Participation from the following agencies is highly encouraged:

Healthcare providers/facilities, EMS Providers, Emergency Management/Public Safety, Long-term care/acute providers, hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, Mental/behavioral health providers, Private entities associated with healthcare (e.g., Hospital associations), Specialty service providers (e.g., dialysis, pediatrics, woman’s health, stand-alone surgery, urgent care), Support service providers (e.g., laboratories, pharmacies, blood banks, poison control), Primary care providers, Community Health Centers, County Public health, Tribal Healthcare, and Federal entities.

Rio Grande Valley Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Meetings

Where:   Knapp Medical Center (Conference Center)
            1401 E 8th St, Weslaco, TX 78596

When:   September 14, 2016; 10:00AM
            November 16, 2016; 10:00AM
            January 11, 2017; 10:00AM
            March 15, 2017; 10:00AM
            May 17, 2017; 10:00AM

RGVHPC Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Committees and Workgroups

Ebola/High Consequence Infectious Diseases


Travel Reimbursement

Vulnerable Populations