The Massachusetts Region 3 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (MA Region 3 HMCC) is a regional collaborative effort between local Public Health, EMS, Long Term Care Facilities, Large Ambulatory Care Practices, Community Health Centers and Hospitals in order to strengthen and promote the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of the region and to share resources. Within this framework of regional cooperation, the MA Region 3 HMCC also supports the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts within the region.
The MA Region 3 HMCC endeavors to strengthen these capabilities by building relationships and partnerships among the five core disciplines and other regional partners, coordinating training and exercises, and facilitating communication and resource sharing. The MA Region 3 HMCC focuses on a coordinated, all hazards strategy that encourages our 49 member communities to combine enhanced regional and local planning, resource sharing, training, and realistic, capabilities-based exercises.
Membership in the HMCC is comprised mainly of core disciplines that receive preparedness and response funding through the MA Department of Public Health, though membership is open to (and currently includes) other health and medical stakeholders.
The core disciplines are: Hospitals, Municipal Public Health, Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities, Community Health Centers, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Regional/Municipal Emergency Management. Other key members include: Home Healthcare Agencies, Hospice Providers, Behavioral Health and Dialysis Providers.
HMCC membership is free to any interested public health or healthcare parties, be they individual or organizational, private or public.
Each HMCC is supported by a sponsoring organization with dedicated staff whose objective is to ensure integrated planning and capacity-building across five core disciplines: local public health, hospitals, emergency medical services, community health centers and large ambulatory care practices, and long-term care facilities. The sponsoring organization for the MA Region 3 HMCC will work closely with its member disciplines and other partners that have a role under Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF 8) in order to build strong connections and relationships within the region.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. Their regional plan, MetroFuture, guides their work as they engage the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future. You can learn more about MAPC here.