Information and resource management is a key component of an effective emergency response. We support providers in the following ways:
Resource Matching During Emergencies
During an emergency, Coalition staff support Public Health – Seattle & King County’s role as Health and Medical Area Command (HMAC), which facilitates medical resource matching for healthcare. In addition, the Coalition develops regional plans and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) for managing medical resources.
To receive resource support during a disaster, all King County healthcare providers should have contact information for Health and Medical Area Command on hand. To request this non-public information please email: KCHC@kingcounty.gov.
Resource Conservation Planning
As necessary life-saving medical resources may be limited during an emergency, the Coalition is engaged in a project to develop a multi-scenario regional conservation strategy. This project will identify critical resources that may become limited during a response, leverage national best practices, facilitate planning among Coalition participants, and develop a shared regional conservation strategy.
The Coalition and Public Health – Seattle & King County support hospital planning for regional pharmaceutical assets. This includes support for hospitals with Anthrax antidotes and CHEMPACK programming. CHEMPACK is a voluntary program of the Strategic National Stockpile Program (SNS), operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).