Washington State Workshops on Alternate Care Site Planning

In 2011, the Washington State Department of Health and the Spokane Health District sponsored workshops on Alternate Care Facility Planning. Both workshops were attended by agencies throughout the State and neighboring States as well. This was an excellent opportunity to assist these jurisdictions in building their mass care capacity. Our organization conducted a capability assessment and gap analysis, and put forth recommendations to ensure Washington is best preparedness to care for its most vulnerable during an emergency.