Region VIII Partners


Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)

Colorado Hospital Association (CHA)

National Partners

Region I Regional Disaster Health Response System

Region I Regional Disaster Health Response System was established in 2018 as one of the two pilot sites funded for the RDHRS program and was awarded to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA . Region I encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Region Iv Southern Regional Disaster Response System

Region IV Southern Regional Disaster Response System was established in 2020 and awarded to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Region IV encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Region VII Regional Disaster Health Response Ecosystem

Region VII Regional Disaster Health Response Ecosystem was the second pilot site established in 2018 and was awarded to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Region VII encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Pediatric Pandemic Network

The Pediatric Pandemic Network leverages the resources and expertise of children’s hospitals in collaboration with national partners to empower all healthcare systems and their communities to be prepared to provide high-quality, equitable pediatric care in everyday emergencies, disasters, and global health threats.

Region V for Kids


Region V for Kids builds on existing foundations in pediatric clinical care and emergency response by enhancing coordination mechanisms and incorporating relevant capabilities at the local, state, and regional levels.

Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management

WRAP-EM supports focus groups working on pediatric-focused initiatives to improve emergency pediatric disaster response capabilities. 

Administration of Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

ASPR is working to create a regional disaster health response system that leverages and enhances existing programs – such as the Hospital Preparedness Program and the National Disaster Medical System – for a more coherent, comprehensive, and capable disaster-ready healthcare system integrated into daily delivery of care. This tiered system emphasizes the use of local health coalitions and trauma centers that integrate their medical response capabilities with federal facilities and local emergency medical services.