We encourage all renal service providers to connect or reconnect with their local Health Care Coalition (HCC) to ensure continuity of patient care and broader community collaboration during emergencies. Organized by state or local public health agencies and funded by federal grants, HCCs work closely with local emergency management organizations to provide an integrated approach to planning and response. It’s important that you make them aware, and keep them aware (they have staff turnover too), of the specialized needs of dialysis patients.
Northwest Renal Network is partnering with the Washington State Department of Health to present a webinar on Healthcare Coalitions and Renal Services: Partnering for Emergency Patient Care. Learn how your involvement can help make your community more connected and more resilient. The webinar will be at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/991998629 on October 18, 2016 at 10 am PDT. Audio dial-in information can be found on the webinar website.