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What is the purpose of the coalition?

When a disaster hits a community or a region, the entire healthcare system will be impacted and will have to respond. All healthcare organizations and emergency response partners will need to work together in a coordinated fashion to effectively respond to the disaster and work towards recovery. During healthcare emergencies, decisions made by one healthcare organization will impact others. Healthcare organizations planning together with the community will create a more prepared and resilient healthcare system. Planning together saves lives!

Who is involved?

The Region E Healthcare Coalition coordinates regional planning efforts among a 12-county region that includes Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Hart, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton Counties. The coalition works closely with a broad spectrum of healthcare providers, local and state public health entities, local and state emergency management, and other key response agencies, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Public Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Mental/Behavioral Health Providers
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Pharmacies

What are the benefits of membership in the Region E Healthcare Coalition?

As a member, your organization will build new and stronger relationships with other healthcare organizations and emergency management, learn about available resources in the community, have your concerns heard and addressed in the planning process, and have access to training and grant funding.

One objective of the Region E Healthcare Preparedness Coalition is the development of a coordinated emergency response plan. By planning collaboratively, all members of the coalition will be strengthened and will be better prepared. Your organization will learn from the experiences of others. By participating in the coalition, your organization may be able to meet some of your requirements related to emergency plans and exercises.

How can my organization join the Region E Healthcare Coalition?

All health care organizations in Region E are invited to join the coalition. Members regularly attend meetings, participate in planning, and agree to work with and support other members during disaster response and recovery. Sign up here:

For more information, contact:

Healthcare Coalition Coordinator

Kimberly Miller 
Manager | Emergency Management & Safety 
Piedmont Athens Regional
Healthcare Coalition Coordinator, Region E 
1199 Prince Avenue | Athens, GA 30606

P: 706-475-4452 | C: 706-614-0038 | E: [email protected] 

Department of Public Health

Elisabeth Wilson
Healthcare Coalition Facilitator
Office of Emergency Preparedness & Response
Northeast Health District
189 Paradise Boulevard, Athens, GA 30607

Office: 706-227-7186
Mobile: 706-286-4684
[email protected]

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Office of Emergency Preparedness & Response
Northeast Health District
189 Paradise Boulevard, Athens, GA 30607

Office: 706-425-3310
Mobile: 706-338-5277

For Upcoming Coalition Meetings, Trainings, And Events, Visit:

Last Updated on June 23, 2023