Leading the Pack

Disaster Response Partnerships


Upcoming Conference Information Forthcoming

Welcome to the Coyote Crisis Collaborative Website

The Collaborative works principally through existing coalitions and associations, obtaining information on community and industry gaps impacting community resiliency. Gaps are brought to the attention of the board for prioritization and approval. Once solutions are created, they are offered to stakeholders and communities. Examples of key initiatives underway include development of:
  1. The Family Reunification Initiative, which is focused on development of family reunification centers, patient tracking, hospital reception sites, call centers, and support for Medical Examiner interviews.
  2. An Incident Command System video for Day Treatment Agencies serving the developmentally disabled.
  3. The National Pediatric Disaster Coalition Conference, scheduled for November 2-4, 2015 at Camelback Inn.

The Collaborative also supports the work of other coalitions and associations. A recent hallmark agreement was reached with the Arizona Pediatric Disaster Coalition for the Collaborative to serve as managing partner. The Collaborative will soon launch a linked website and help to plan a national conference. The Collaborative was introduced in 2004, but did not achieve nonprofit status until 2011. The organization is sponsored primarily by the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and works closely with this agency on projects and priorities. The mission of the Coyote Crisis Collaborative is to provide tools, experience, education and information to facilitate continuous improvement for community disaster preparedness and response. The primary goals are to 1) foster local and regional alliances to address specific needs, 2) plan and facilitate exercises, 3) provide tools, technology, and relevant expertise, and 4) publish Best Practices, findings and other materials.

For information, contact Deb Roepke, Executive Director of the Coyote Crisis Collaborative, at 480.861.5722 or deb.roepke@coyotecrisis.org

The Coyote Crisis Collaborative supports: