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Advisory Council - Health Care Preparedness

The South Carolina Health Care Coalition Advisory Council provides guidance and policy direction to achieve the goals set by the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP).

The council also:

  • Encourages local participation by public and private community health care organizations.
  • Shares and showcases best practices developed by regional health care coalitions.
  • Encourages consistent participation by appropriate local partners in DHEC regional coalition meetings.

The Advisory Council communicates via conference calls or meetings on a quarterly basis. If you are a state partner, you may be invited to participate in the future.

Current Members

American Radio Relay League
American Red Cross
Catawba Indian Nation
DHEC – Clinical Services
DHEC – Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology
DHEC – Division of EMS and Trauma
DHEC - Low Country Public Health Region
DHEC - Midlands Public Health Region
DHEC - Office of Public Health Preparedness
DHEC - Pee Dee Public Health Region
DHEC – Upstate Public Health Region
LeadingAge South Carolina
Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
Medical University of South Carolina
Metropolitan Medical Response System
Moncrief Army Community Hospital
Moncrief Army Community Hospital NDMS
Office of Veterans Affairs (Dorn VA Medical Center)
SC American College of Emergency Physicians
SC Association of Community Residential Programs
SC Association of Residential Care Homes
SC Coroner's Association
SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
SC Department of Health and Human Services
SC Department of Mental Health
SC Department of Public Safety
SC Department of Transportation
SC Emergency Management Division
SC Emergency Medical Services Association
SC Health Care Association
SC Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team
SC Hospital Association
SC Medical Association
SC Morticians Association
SC National Guard's 43rd Civil Support Team
SC Nursing Home Association
SC Pharmacy Association
SC Primary Health Care Association
SC Society for Healthcare Emergency Managers
SC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
University of SC Poison Control Center

Advisory Council Workgroup

The workgroup is a subset of the larger S.C. Health Care Coalition Advisory Council. It is made up of subject-matter experts across various disciplines.  Their purpose is to brainstorm ideas to address specific gaps in health care system preparedness and make recommendations to regional health care coalitions. The group also reviews and adapts best practices across the state and nation to enhance HPP capabilities and overall preparedness in South Carolina.