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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Webinars and Events

The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) promotes the ongoing exchange of information in support of its preparedness mission by conducting teleconferences and webinars.  These events provide an opportunity for HPP staff and outstanding expert speakers to provide insight into preparedness activities and to describe real world examples of how preparedness is being implemented every day across the nation.  This page provides summaries and other event materials in addition to information on upcoming events. 
 
 

Upcoming Events:

Event details will be made available one month prior to the event.

 
​Topic ​Planned Date ​Time (All Times Eastern)
Health Reform and Preparedness ​Novmeber 21, 2013
​2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
​Rural Coalition Development and IBA ​January 16, 2014 ​2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
​Behavioral Health ​March 20, 2014 ​2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
​Pediatric Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions (part II) ​May 15, 2014 ​2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
​Healthcare Systems Recovery ​July 17, 2014 ​2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
​Coalitions in Response ​September 18, 2014 ​2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
​Linking NDMS with HPP ​November 20, 2014 ​2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
 

Past Event Materials

Immediate Bed Availability (IBA) and Medical Surge (HPP Capability 10)
Immediate Bed Availability focuses on being able to quickly provide higher-level care to more serious patients during a disaster with no new space, personnel, or equipment. This concept and implementation strategies were presented by HPP leaders.  View Meeting Sumamry >>

Pediatric Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions
It is critical to consider children’s specialized needs during disaster planning and capability development.  Speakers provided strategies and identified available tools and resources to assist Awardees and other stakeholders in pediatric preparedness planning efforts.  Strategies were provided by:

  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (ABC)
  • UH Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Cleveland, Ohio
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (EMS-C)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition (PDS)

Healthcare System  Preparedness (HPP Capability 1)
The HPP team reviewed key components of the Healthcare System Preparedness Capability, providing clarification on areas where questions have been posed and describing the corresponding performance measures.  Awardees from Colorado, Florida, Chicago, Michigan, Missouri, and Connecticut described tactics they have used to implement this Capability. View Meeting Summary >>

Emergency Operations (HPP Capability 3)
The HPP team reviewed key components of the Emergency Operations Capability, providing clarification on areas where questions have been posed and describing the corresponding performance measures.  Awardees from Texas, North Carolina, Mississippi, Michigan, North Dakota, and Missouri described tactics they have used to implement this Capability. View Meeting Summary >>

Information Sharing (HPP Capability 6)
The HPP team reviewed key components of the Information Sharing Capability, providing clarification on areas where questions have been posed and describing the corresponding performance measures.  Awardees from Oklahoma, New  Mexico, Kentucky, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Michigan described tactics they have used to implement this Capability. View Meeting Summary >>

  • This page last reviewed: April 10, 2014