Courtney, B., Toner, E., Waldhorn, R., et al. (2009). Healthcare Coalitions: The New Foundation for National Healthcare Preparedness and Response for Catastrophic Health Emergencies. (Abstract only.) Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. 7(2):153-6.
The authors provide an overview of the Hospital Preparedness Program and the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh's research for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The authors define healthcare coalitions, highlight their structure and functions, and illustrate how they overcame challenges.