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What We Do


The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) is a coalition of primary care providers within New York City (NYC).  PCEPN was formed in 2009 as a cooperative partnership between the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) to align and streamline efforts to provide support to NYC's primary care centers in the ongoing development of emergency management programs.


PCEPN is currently led by CHCANYS, working in close partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and New York City Emergency Management (NYC EM).

Mission and Scope

PCEPN’s mission is to increase the ability of the NYC primary care community (using its members as proxy for the larger sector) to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster, and to ensure that primary care is represented in citywide planning and response.


PCEPN provides technical assistance to support providers’ emergency management programs, including emergency plan templates, training, and exercise development and facilitation.  Through its efforts, PCEPN works to ensure that primary care is incorporated into citywide emergency planning, and that the sector is represented within Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 (Public Health and Medical) when it is activated. 


PCEPN provides a link between its members, the larger NYC health care community, and local government agencies to enhance health system preparedness within NYC.

PCEPN Action and Sustainability Plan  -    DOWNLOAD

Community Health Care Association of New York State

CHCANYS’ purpose is to ensure that all New Yorkers, including those who are medically underserved, have continuous access to high quality community-based health care services including a primary care home. To do this, CHCANYS serves as the voice of community health centers as leading providers of primary health care in New York State. To know more, visit CHCANYS online.