In this fact sheet, the National Association of County and City Health Officials reports on interviews about healthcare coalitions (HCCs) in rural and frontier areas. Established as part of the Hospital Preparedness Program, HCCs build the capacity of healthcare facilities to respond to disasters and other emergencies. They often include disaster behavioral health partner organizations. The fact sheet describes traits and strengths of rural HCCs and suggests ways for HCCs, funders, and policymakers to maximize their support of rural health. View and download.