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

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.

Want to learn more about the 2017-2022 health care preparedness & response capabilities?

A recording of the January 11th webinar from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) is now available for viewing here. It covers the background and intent of the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities, a guidance to describe what the health care delivery system has to do to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies that impact the public’s health. Speakers provide an overview of the evolution of the capabilities, each capability, and what each means to participants; and discuss challenges and next steps.

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Trainings & Events

L0388 Advanced Public Information Officers

February 27

King County OEM

L-0449: ICS Train the Trainer

February 28

Tacoma, WA

Child and Youth Violence and Injury Prevention

March 15 @ 12:00 pm

Chinook Building, 401 5th Avenue, Room 121, Seattle

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