About the Boston HPC
The Boston Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (HPC) is a partnership consisting of community health centers, emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals, long term care, public health, and other planning partners. These partners coordinate for a unified response to emergencies affecting public health and/or its infrastructure in any or all areas of the region.
The Boston HPC is the primary conduit for preparedness, response, and recovery planning for the Public Health and Healthcare Coordination Center functions of the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC). The Boston Public Health Commission’s (BPHC) Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) oversees MIC management to support public health and healthcare response and recovery efforts.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) statewide model for Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions (HMCCs) is an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to emergency preparedness and response. The Boston HPC serves as the HMCC for Region 4C (Boston), with BPHC as the sponsoring organization.