Rensselaer County Healthcare Coalition (RCHC)

The Rensselaer County Healthcare Coalition meets quarterly to discuss public health preparedness and emergency response within the County and across agencies. This group consists of Rensselaer County:

  • Ambulance services
  • Bureau of Public Safety
  • Department of Health
  • Hazmat officials
  • Homecare agencies
  • Local colleges
  • Local hospitals
  • Local pharmacists
  • Mental healthcare providers

Public health preparedness and response topics reviewed by this group include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) events
  • Epidemiology trends
  • Medical distribution and mass dispensing
  • Notification and communication
  • Surge capacity
  • Training opportunities