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Arizona Healthcare Coalitions

AzCHER Northern Healthcare Coalition

northern arizona healthcare coalition map


To facilitate collaboration among public health, healthcare, pre-hospital entities, and various community partners to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster.


The Northern Healthcare Coalition consists of three rural counties (Apache, Coconino, and Navajo), and with the support of public health emergency preparedness coordinators these communities have been meeting informally. The geographic area is home to approximately 315,805 Arizonans, and is 39,812 square miles that includes:

  • Two major interstates
  • Ten hospitals, and multiple clinics
  • One large university
  • Several colleges
  • Several tourist destination, and host one of the seven natural wonders of the world—Grand Canyon

3 Regional HVA (Hazard Vulnerability Assessment) Key Priorities

  • Severe Weather
  • Fire
  • Flooding

Preparedness Objectives

  • Share information about regional resources
  • Share information about various activities in respective disciplines
  • Share information about healthcare system patient capacity

Response Objectives

  • Recognize most response would be limited due to size and isolation
  • Resources from surrounding areas would be needed to support any response
  • Other objectives will be defined when coalition formalizes