Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
This report, prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), is in response to a request, included in the explanatory statement accompanying Division A of H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, for an evaluation of the Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS) pilots and a plan for the RDHRS that does not duplicate current services. Learn more >>
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response developed a regional treatment network for Ebola and future infectious disease outbreaks using Ebola emergency supplemental appropriations. This Regional Ebola Treatment Network Report, prepared by ASPR’s Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, is in response to a request by the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. This report demonstrates the department’s plans, including funding and timetables, for each tier in the regional system outlining capabilities for infrastructure, training, and other key parameters, such as waste management.
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The 2017-2022 Hospital Preparedness Program Performance Measures Implementation Guidance document is intended for any individual responsible for collecting and reporting data on HPP awardee and HCC progress. This document provides a detail of each performance measure including guidance on the data to report and definitions to assist with interpretation and understanding.
The 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities document outlines the high-level objectives that the nation’s health care delivery system, including health care coalitions (HCCs) and individual health care organizations, should undertake to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. These capabilities illustrate the range of preparedness and response activities that, if conducted, represent the ideal state of readiness in the United States. The 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities document improves upon the 2012 version titled
Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness, streamlining eight capabilities down to four. HPP awardees and sub-awardees will begin to implement the four capabilities presented in the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities document starting in the new HPP project period, which begins in July 2017.
Healthcare Continuity of Operations (COOP)
& Recovery Planning document describes the concepts, principles, templates and resources available to assist non-federal healthcare entities in identifying and ensuring planning methodologies align with current federal continuity and recovery framework guidelines. This document is a collection of resources, ideas, templates and references and hyperlinks to additional information relating to Healthcare COOP and Healthcare Disaster Recovery. It may be used to develop plans, checklists, concepts of operations and other documents and tools related to Healthcare COOP and Recovery planning.
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This guidance provides implementation guidance and examples for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation objectives: adoption; preparedness planning; preparedness training and exercises; communications and information management; and command and management. NIMS provides a systematic, proactive approach guiding departments and agencies at all levels and their partners to work seamlessly to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life, property, and harm to the environment.
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In conjunction with other tools, the Healthcare Coalition Checklist for Pandemic Planning can help a Healthcare Coalition expand its pandemic influenza emergency response plan to include a diverse mix of partners including schools, businesses, community organizations, and government agencies. Cover Letter |
In response to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners to gather more details on this virus and methods to detect and manage it.
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