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Key initiatives

The Center for Disaster Resilient Communities offers specialty expertise and advice to community and government partners regarding how to bolster policy and practice to strengthen resilience to disasters.

Enhancing public health preparedness and response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contracted with the University of Washington in 2023, via the Center for Disaster Resilient Communities, to lead development of a workplan for a regional public health emergency preparedness and response center that will help prepare the Northwest for disasters and emergencies. Learn More >

Collaborative on Extreme Heat Events

The Collaborative on Extreme Heat Events offers a forum for public health agencies serving the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, BC, to share their experiences and innovations in responding to extreme heat. Learn More >