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Guidance and Reports

This section will provide technical assistance through evaluative resources and updates committed to quality improvement in the areas of planning, performance measurement and metrics, analysis, study designs, and information technology systems. Focusing on program improvement, posted you will find up to date and relevant references and research on preparedness topic areas such as, but not limited to, performance measures, program benchmarks, annual program reports, special studies and design, descriptive questionnaires, national and regional roll-up and comparison studies, and other evidence-based tools. The program planning, performance measurement and tools and complimentary resources offered here can serve as guiding documents in healthcare preparedness and response to showcase successful models, improve resilience, and increase transparency.

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BP 2 Cooperative Agreement:  HPP Measures Manual

The HPP Performance Measures described in this manual are designed to track the healthcare community’s progress toward achieving the capabilities detailed in the HPP Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities.  The release of the Performance Measure Manual is designed to highlight the performance measures for healthcare service delivery systems and marks a shift in emphasis from building capabilities among individual facilities to strengthening capabilities through collaborations among diverse regional healthcare coalitions. Learn More >>

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Cooperative Agreement:  FY 2012 Budget Period

The HPP Performance Measures described in this manual are designed to track the healthcare community’s progress toward achieving the capabilities detailed in the HPP Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities.  The release of the Performance Measure Manual is designed to highlight the performance measures for healthcare service delivery systems and marks a shift in emphasis from building capabilities among individual facilities to strengthening capabilities through collaborations among diverse regional healthcare coalitions. Learn More >>

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Funding Opportunity Announcement

To advance all-hazards preparedness and national health security, promote responsible stewardship of federal funds, and reduce awardee administrative burden, ASPR and CDC are aligning the administrative and programmatic aspects of the ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreements. This funding opportunity announcement describes the ASPR and CDC terms and conditions of the award, the overall purpose of the HPP and PHEP programs, and strategies for achieving program outcomes.  Learn More >>

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Performance Measures

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From Hospitals to Healthcare Coalitions
Transforming Health Preparedness & Response in Our Communities

Since the creation of the HPP in 2002, States and hospitals, along with the public health and emergency management communities, have worked tirelessly to improve the State of medical and public health preparedness.  This report provides an up-to-date snapshot of their progress. HPP is also at a point in its evolution where significant enhancements are necessary in order to more broadly include the entire healthcare community and to make preparedness a community attribute instead of a facility one. Learn More >>
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Strengthening Regional Emergency Planning Alliances

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supported the development of regional public health and medical regional emergency planning by working with two alliances: Region IV’s Unified Planning Coalition (UPC) and the Mid-America Alliance (MAA) in Regions VII/VIII. This report contains key findings based on interviews with participants in these and other alliances around the country.  Learn More >>

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UPMC Program Evaluations

  • This page last reviewed: August 21, 2013