Hamilton County Health Department participates in a county-wide Health and Medical Emergency Support coalition. The Coalition is co-chaired by health, hospital and EMS to prioritize goals and direction and is attended by a wide-range of participants from private sector, local, district and state agencies.
District 5 Healthcare Coalition
The Hamilton County Health Department is a participating member of the District 5 Healthcare Coalition. The District 5 Hospital Preparedness Program is composed of 8 counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby. The HPP works closely with the 35 hospitals and multiple coalition partners to be prepared in times of crisis, emergency, and disaster. This is accomplished through education, training, and facilitated exercise, as well as, coalition relationship building.
District 5 has a robust mass notification system called LiveProcess. Hospitals, the Indiana State Department of Health, and each county’s Health Department are part of the process. Within moments of being alerted of an emergency or disaster, the information is sent through LiveProcess to key personnel by way of email, fax, texts, and telephone.
The HPP has multiple resources available to the hospitals and coalition partners that can be allocated during an emergency/disaster. These include, but are not limited to personal protective equipment, mass prophylaxis/ antibiotic cache, medical evacuation sleds, and portable decontamination equipment. These resources are strategically placed in warehouses, available on trailers, and/or stored at various hospitals throughout the district. http://indianadistrict5.com/