A group of individual health care and response organizations (e.g., hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency management organizations, public health agencies, etc.) in a defined geographic location. Healthcare Coalitions (HCC) play a critical role in developing health care delivery system preparedness and response capabilities. HCCs serve as multiagency coordinating groups that support and integrate with ESF-8 activities in the context of incident command system (ICS) responsibilities. REDi Healthcare Coalition represents 19 counties and 4 tribes in eastern Washington.
How Can My Organization Be Involved?
REDi collaborates with hospitals, clinics, long-term care providers, dialysis centers, blood centers, emergency management, public health, tribal health and others, in order to increase regional healthcare system preparedness and response. We welcome these partners to collaborate with us as we plan for, train, exercise and respond to emergencies impacting eastern Washington. To learn more about us, go to the What We Do page. If you would like to stay in the loop regarding all upcoming training and exercise opportunities, planning processes, and other resources please opt-in to receive our newsletter; REDiLink. Our most recent newsletters can be found here. To opt-in to receive our bi-weekly REDiLINK newsletters, complete this form.
We Are REDi, Are You?
Mission: To prepare for, respond to, and recover from crisis using all available resources to provide patient care at the appropriate level and the most efficient manner.
History: Formerly Washington State Region 7, Region 8 and Region 9 Healthcare Coalitions, the Regional Emergency and Disaster (REDi) Healthcare Coalition (HCC) is the healthcare coalition serving the 19 counties and 4 tribes of eastern Washington. The jurisdiction for REDi HCC includes: Adams county, Asotin county, Benton county, Chelan county, Columbia county, Colville Tribes, Douglas county, Ferry county, Franklin county, Garfield county, Grant county, Kalispel Tribe, Kittitas county, Lincoln county, Okanogan county, Pend Oreille county, Spokane county, Spokane Tribe, Stevens county, Walla Walla county, Whitman county, Yakima county, and Yakama Nation. All of the eastern Washington counties and tribes represented are supported by catchment area: Spokane, Wenatchee and Tri-Cities catchments.
Objective: To fulfill our mission, the Coalition collaborates with hospitals, clinics, long-term care providers, dialysis centers, blood centers, emergency management, EMS, public health, tribal health and all other healthcare CMS provider types to increase regional healthcare system preparedness and response. We welcome these partners to collaborate with us as we plan for, train, exercise and respond to emergencies impacting eastern Washington. Please learn more about joining our work on our Involvement page.
The need to support the healthcare needs of our community during an emergency extends well beyond jurisdictional boundaries. We acknowledge that much of the work done in our region is in partnership with the surrounding areas. We are grateful to our state, north Idaho, eastern Oregon, and western Washington partners who support us, and who we also support, as we collectively prepare for and respond to crises impacting the healthcare system. Part of our support includes preparations like our Preparedness Plan.
How Is This Funded?
The REDi Healthcare Coalition is funded through Washington State Department of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response Healthcare Preparedness (ASPR) Program grant. View the videos below to learn more.