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Help shape a future Region 10 Center for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

People meet in a room to share ideasCDC’s Office of Readiness and Response has selected the University of Washington Center for Disaster Resilient Communities, in partnership with Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, to facilitate the development of a five-year work plan for a Center for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and the 272 Tribal Nations in Region 10. This future Region 10 PHEPR Center will be one of several nationwide centers that will focus on improving the uptake of evidence-based strategies and interventions in PHEPR practice among state, tribal, local and territorial (STLT) public health agencies and their partners.

Listening Sessions

We will be hosting two listening sessions to understand our regional partners’ priorities for improving PHEPR practice. We will provide a brief introduction of the project and then we will break participants into breakout groups (regional or tribal discussion) based on the responses provided in the Zoom registration.

  • The regional breakout discussion will include PHEPR professionals from community- or faith-based organizations and STLT public health, emergency management or related government agencies in Region 10.
  • The tribal breakout discussion will include PHEPR professionals who work with or for Tribal Nations in Region 10. We have fifty $200 gift cards available to support participation of representatives of tribal governments and tribal-serving organizations. If you would like to request a gift card for your participation, please contact Kaitlin Brumbaugh at Gift cards will be distributed after the February 21 listening session.

The sessions are currently scheduled for:

  • Monday, February 12, 2024, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Pacific, REGISTER
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Pacific, REGISTER

Participation Criteria

To participate in the Listening Sessions, please be sure that you meet the following inclusion criteria:

  • You must be professionally engaged in PHEPR or a related field (all career stages welcome);
  • The majority of your work must be within Region 10 or for the Tribal Nations within Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and/or Washington); and
  • You are not currently employed by the University of Washington, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board or a federal government agency.

Register for a Listening Session

Using a link above, or one of the links below, please register for one of the sessions. Please only register for one (not both) session.

Please forward this email to other professionals in your networks who may be interested in this opportunity. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to UW-based Project Manager Jessi Kelley at