Executive Office of Resiliency and Health Security

The Executive Office of Resiliency and Health Security (ORHS) of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) leads the response to health threats and emergencies in a proactive, effective, and equitable way that assures strength of health response, supports health systems, leverages community solutions, promotes cross-sector collaboration, and advances health security.

ORHS pursues excellence in developing systems, processes, and structures that save lives and improve community resilience when responding to public health and all- hazards emergencies through improved access to public health and medical services. ORHS confronts barriers to these services and advances equity in ways that make our communities in Washington more resilient, healthier, safer, and better connected.

ORHS works to ensure Washington communities have the information and resources they need to build resilience in the face of myriad public health threats and are well-positioned to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and natural disasters.