|Name of Health Department/Agency:
||Spokane Regional Health District
||State and Local Coordination
||Exceptional cooperation in with Incident Command
|Description of Issue(s):
||Spokane has developed a MIST (Major Incident Support Team)comprised of fire, law enforcement, EMS to assist agencies in Incident Command.
|Actions taken to address the issue(s):
||Their expertise allowed our public health agency to respond to the influenza pandemic without having to question IC, the roles and expectations which differ from our day-to-day operations.
|Outcomes that resulted from actions taken:
||Not only have we strengthened our understanding of IC and partnerships with these community resources, we have provided each of them with a much better understanding of public health and our responsibilities.