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HPH Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit 1.0

​​The Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit is an objective, data-driven all-hazards risk assessment that can be used by public and private organizations within the HPH Sector to inform emergency preparedness planning, risk management activities, and resource investments. The RISC Toolkit provides owners/operators in the HPH Sector with nationally recognized standards-based evaluation criteria in an easy-to-follow, guided format.

The RISC Toolkit 1.0 contains three self-assessment modules. These allow users to identify external threats and internal hazards specific to their site by using objective national-level data; assess the vulnerability of their site based on industry standards and guidance; and evaluate the criticality of and consequences to their site in the event of an incident. The RISC Toolkit compares multiple facilities across systems, coalitions, and regions to identify dependencies and interdependencies in a consistent and repeatable method to help create a more resilient healthcare system.

The RISC Toolkit is in the process of being updated in collaboration with government and private sector experts in emergency management, physical security and cybersecurity. To learn more about how your organization can support the next generation of RISC identification and management, visit the RISC Toolkit 2.0.

If you have any issues, questions or problems using this toolkit, please contact HPHRISC@hhs.gov.


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  • This page last reviewed: July 28, 2021