We lead regional healthcare collaboration to effectively respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters

Together We're Building a Disaster-Resilient Region

About Us

The Northwest Healthcare Response Network is a collaboration of private and public partners working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Watch our video by clicking here.

Together, we build capabilities that can’t be achieved alone. Through collaborative planning, training, exercises and coordination of resources, the Network leads a regional effort to build a disaster-resilient healthcare system.

Whether responding to an immediate surge of patients or a contagion, the Network has the relationships, systems and plans needed to ensure a coordinated regional response to any crisis.

Learn more about the Network and how you can get involved.

News & Insights

Preparing for Winter Weather

You have probably heard of El Niño and La Niña weather patterns and how they influence our winter weather. El Niño means warmer than normal weather and La Niña means colder. However, this winter’s weather is expected to be neither. It’s a neutral, or La Nada year. Neutral climate years are notorious for the difficulty in forecasting weather, even big winter storms. Since the weather is “predicted” to be more unpredictable, it’s important to be informed.

In this bulletin you will find links to helpful information to help you get and stay informed.

Seasonal Flu Workshop Recap

On October 6th we hosted a Seasonal Flu Workshop for healthcare organizations, where we heard from public health experts about the outlook for upcoming flu season in addition to resources available to the healthcare community. High-level learnings included:

  • Seasonal flu can cause severe illness and is associated with up to 50,000 death yearly.
  • The 2016-2017 flu season is predicted to be on par with previous years.
  • Participants shared best practices for getting their staff vaccinated for flu.
  • Vaccine manufacturer representatives provided insights into flu vaccine production and distribution.

In case you were unable to join us, you can link to the presentations and other resources here.

 

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