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 healthcare coalition: 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.

Since 2005, whether responding to an immediate surge of patients or an infectious disease outbreak, 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

Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting

The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council recently released the third edition of the ‘Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting’ publication. This recent edition brings together current information and learnings about the intersection of law enforcement and healthcare in addressing active shooter and active threat events in the healthcare setting. Download the .pdf here.

Network Staff Publishes Situational Awareness Findings

A paper authored by Network staff, “How to Choose? Using the Delphi Method to Develop Consensus Triggers and Indicators for Disaster Response,”  has been published in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. The authors are Rebecca Lis, Special Projects Manager, Dr. Vicki Sakata, Senior Medical Advisor, and Onora Lien, Executive Director.

The article identifies key decisions along the continuum of care (conventional, contingency, and crisis) and the critical triggers and data elements used to inform those decisions concerning public health and healthcare response during an emergency.

The full article can be found on the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness website or downloaded from our website here.

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