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Health Care Readiness in Action: Stories from the Field

ASPR's Health Care Readiness Programs are having real-world impacts in communities, helping health care systems prepare for, respond to, and recover from a wide range of disasters and emergencies.

ASPR's Health Care Readiness Programs, including the Hospital Preparedness Program, the National Special Pathogen System, and the Regional Disaster Health Response System, help health care systems take a more informed, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to disaster response.

Check out these Stories from the Field to learn how the actions that health care coalitions, hospitals, health care facilties, and health care systems have taken with support from ASPR's Health Care Readiness Programs have translated into concrete actions to prepare communities, promote health, and save lives during a disaster.  These stories demonstrate how communities that prepare for and respond to emergencies together are more able to meet the needs of those affected in an emergency.

If you are a cooperative agreement recipient who would like to share a success story, please use the ASPR Health Care Readiness Programs Story from the Field Submission Form.

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  • This page last reviewed: January 05, 2022