Healthcare System Work Group
(The NW Health Preparedness Organization)
The NW Oregon Health Preparedness Organization (NWHPO) coordinates regional planning efforts to ensure that our region is prepared to respond to large-scale health emergencies.
The NWHPO is comprised of:
- Hospitals and health systems
- Local and state public health
- County emergency management
- Emergency medical services
- Medical societies
- Safety net clinics
- Behavioral health organizations
Participating counties: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington, and Clark (in Washington state).
Hazard Vulnerability analysis
Annually, the NW Oregon Health Preparedness Organization assesses the various threats and hazards to health and medical operations within our six- county region. This is done to both inform our preparedness planning and satisfy federal grant requirements.