Health Preparedness


MSMP is engaged with Public Health agencies in a partnership that provides communication linkages between Public Health staff, private medical clinics, and other local entities that work together in providing a coordinated clinic surge response to a large scale emergency in the Health Preparedness Program (HPP) Region 1 communities, including: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, Clatsop, and Tillamook counties.  We develop and implement medical office response plans by working with physicians and associated staff to ensure their capacity to mobilize a non-hospital response.  These plans are aligned with both regional hospital preparedness plans and the overall response approach developed by the Northwest Oregon Health Preparedness Organization.

MSMP is also developing and implementing a Geographic Information System strategy to formally locate and maintain information regarding private medical clinic capabilities, including:  clinic name, physical location, manager contact information, specialty and sub-specialty, number of providers, number of exam rooms, language specialties, average patient volumes, and other relevant information regarding clinical surge capacity.

Oregon Crisis Care Guidance Implementation Toolkit

The Toolkit contains tools and exercises that can be used by health facilities and communities to increase their familiarity with crisis care strategies, and improve their skill in implementing these strategies.

The Toolkit will be updated periodically, and additional materials will be added as they become available. If you’d like to be put in touch with people who have incorporated these tools and exercises into their emergency operations planning activities, please contact at: If your facility or organization has tools or exercises you would like to share, or if you have comments on how to make this website more useful, please send them along.

The Crisis Care Guidance, updated based on input from the spring 2017 Crisis Care Summit, is available at:

Get pre-registered and vetted to provide assistance
during large-scale emergencies

The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers: SERV-OR is a database of licensed health care professionals who have registered to volunteer in response to Federal, State, and/or local emergencies. The Registry allows these licensed volunteers to join State and Local volunteer groups.

The Medical Reserve Corps: The mission of the MRC is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency.  Health Preparedness Program Region 1 County MRCs are listed in the table below:

Medical Surge Posters, downloadable by County:







PO Box 19388, Portland, OR 97280
Phone: (503) 222-9977  |  Fax: (503) 222-3164

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