COCA Partners

COCA collaborates with national clinician organizations across the US to communicate information about disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health threats. These COCA Partner Organizations serve a wide variety of healthcare professionals including: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, first responders, and public health practitioners. Through COCA partnerships, CDC is able to rapidly distribute information to clinicians during a public health emergency.

Organizations interested in becoming a COCA Partner should contact coca@cdc.gov.

COCA Partner Spotlight - National Medical Association (NMA)
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COCA is pleased to feature the National Medical Association (NMA) in our June COCA Partner Spotlight! NMA is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research, and partnerships with federal and private agencies.

NMA’s mission is to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.

NMA is hosting their Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly July 27-31, 2019 in Honolulu, HI. To learn more about NMA, visit their website and like them on Facebook.

Partnerships with professional healthcare associations are vital to CDC’s ability to share information with clinicians about public health emergencies, CDC guidance, health alert messages, and training opportunities.

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Page last reviewed: August 23, 2018