Anne Widney Healthcare coalitions

Report
Healthcare Coalitions
in Washington
September 2010
Public Health Regions
Healthcare Coalitions
• 9 Regional Healthcare Coalitions
• Local Coalitions
• Subcommittees
• Hospitals Committees
Healthcare Coalition Partners
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Public Health
Hospitals
EMS
Clinics
Emergency
Management
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Tribes
Mental Health
Long Term Care
Home Health
Law Enforcement
Coroners/MEs
Coalition Purpose
• Strengthens, builds, and broadens
relationships and partnerships
• Facilitate efficient communication,
information and resource sharing
• Maximize movement and utilization of
existing resources
• Increase the number of individuals that can
be treated in an emergency
Sources: Barbera and Macintyre, Medical Surge Capacity and Capability, August, 2004
and Knebel, Ann R, Academy Health Annual Meeting June 6, 2006 ppt
Coalition Responsibilities
• Increase Medical Surge Capacity and Capability:
• General Emergency Preparedness Planning
• Alternate Care Facilities
• Vulnerable Populations
• Evacuation/Shelter-In-Place
• MOU/MAA Development
• Regional Exercises & Training
• Strategic Planning
• Equipment Purchasing
• Interoperable Communication
Benefits of Membership
• Meet grant requirements
• Efficient use of resources
• Familiarity among healthcare system
partners
• Coordinated medical response
• Establish processes for mutual aid
• Access to ASPR Funding
Roundtable
• Anne Benoist – Region 3 Healthcare
Coalition
• Rich Bly – Emergency Preparedness,
Quinault Indian Nation
• Carl Rebstock – Emergency
Management, Nisqually Indian Tribe

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