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ASPR Health Care Readiness State Highlights

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ASPR Health Care Readiness by the Numbers

Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)

HPP is a cooperative agreement administered by ASPR’s National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) Branch. It establishes the foundation
for national health care readiness, promotes a consistent national focus to improve patient outcomes during emergencies, and enables rapid health
care service resilience and recovery.

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Health Department Recipient

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14 Health Care Coalition (HCCs)
Region A (GA)
Region B (GA)
Region C (GA)
Region D (GA)
Region E (GA)
Region F (GA)
Region G (GA)
Region H (GA)
Region I (GA)  
Region J (GA) 
Region K (GA)
Region L (GA) 
Region M (GA)
Region N (GA)
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Special Pathogen Treatment Centers
• Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
• Grady Memorial
• Piedmont Columbus Regional

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HCC Core Member
Participation Rate

• 99% of acute care hospitals                        
• 99% of emergency medical services (EMS)
• 98% of public health agencies                     
• 99% of emergency management agencies 

​National Special Pathogen System (NSPS)

The NSPS is a nationwide systems-based network approach that builds on existing infrastructure and investments in preparing for infectious
disease outbreaks. NSPS supports the urgent preparedness and response needs of hospitals, health systems, and health care providers
related to treating patients with special pathogens.

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HPP Cooperative Agreement Recipient

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Hospital Association Recipient
Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation
Hospitals, health systems, and other health care entities receive
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Cooperative Agreement funding vis their hospital association.

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Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC)
Emory University

Receives HPP Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities Cooperative Agreement Part B funding via the Nebraska Department
of Health and Human Services.​

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National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC)
Emory University

Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS)


Partnership for Disaster Health Response
Cooperative Agreement Recipient
Emory University

​HPP Cooperative Agreement Funding
​COVID-19 Supplemental Funding
RDHRS Cooperative Agreement Funding
For more details, see ASPR Health
Care Readiness Funding

  • Total funding (all sources): $10,425,273
  • Hospital Association: $4,968,173
  • HPP Cooperative Agreement Award: $4,807,100
  • RESPTC: $650,000
Reference the COVID-19 Supplemental
Funding page
for more details.

  • FY21: $3,000,000

Related Resources

  • This page last reviewed: October 18, 2021