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Emergency Preparedness & Recovery News Releases

  
November 2, 2017: HHS activates aid for uninsured U.S. Virgin Islands residents needing medicine
November 2, 2017: HHS activa ayuda para habitantes sin seguro de las Islas Vírgenes de EE.UU. que necesitan medicamentos
HHS Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency to Address National Opioid Crisis
October 19, 2017: Providing care and restoring health services in Puerto Rico
October 15, 2017: Acting Secretary Hargan declares public health emergency in California due to wildfires
October 12, 2017: HHS, FEMA, DOD and VA continue to provide sustained and critical medical care support for Puerto Rico as part of Trump Administration response to Hurricane Maria
October 8, 2017: HHS Acting Secretary Wright declares public health emergencies in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi due to Hurricane Nate
October 6, 2017: Federal, local efforts closely coordinated to care for Hurricane Maria survivors
October 5, 2017: HHS activates aid for uninsured Puerto Rico residents needing medicine
October 2, 2017: HHS broadens support to shore up health care facilities impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
October 2, 2017: CMS offers broad support for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with Hurricane Maria recovery
September 30, 2017: HHS augments medical care at hospitals in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria
September 28, 2017: HHS boosts post-Hurricane Maria medical surge into U.S. territories
September 26, 2017: HHS brings medical and public health relief to US territories recovering from Hurricanes Maria, Irma
September 25, 2017: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA actions to bring relief to citizens of Puerto Rico; to help the island recover its consideriable and economically vital medical product manufacturing base; and to prevent critical shortage
September 25, 2017: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA actions to bring relief to citizens of Puerto Rico
September 22, 2017: Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s immediate steps to respond to Hurricane Maria and ongoing recovery efforts related to Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma
September 21, 2017: FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Maria Survivors and their Loved Ones
September 21, 2017: (CMS) Announces Efforts to Support Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands with Hurricane Maria Emergency Response
September 19, 2017: Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria
September 19, 2017: Readout of Secretary Price and ASPR’s visit to Florida-based medical support teams
19 de Septiembre de 2017: Secretario Price declara emergencia de salud pública en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU. a causa del huracán María
September 17: HHS activates program to reimburse hospitals caring for patients evacuated following Hurricane Irma
September 13, 2017: First HHS medical support team arrives in Florida Keys
September 11, 2017: President Donald J. Trump Approves Alabama Emergency Declaration​
September 10, 2017: President Donald J. Trump Approves Florida Disaster Declaration
September 10, 2017: Gov. Rick Scott Requests a Major Disaster Declaration from President Donald Trump as Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall​
September 10, 2017: HHS, DoD rescue dialysis patients from U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma
September 10, 2017: CMS Continues Efforts to help with Hurricane Irma Emergency Response
September 9, 2017: HHS continues buildup of medical support in Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma landfall
September 9, 2017: CMS Continues Efforts to help with Hurricane Irma Emergency Response
September 8, 2017: HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergencies in Georgia and South Carolina due to Hurricane Irma
September 8, 2017: President Donald J. Trump Approves Georgia Emergency Declaration
September 8, 2017: Secretary Price Meets with Top HHS Leaders for Hurricane Briefings
September 8, 2017: Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Irma
September 8, 2017: The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Southeastern United States
September 8, 2017: CMS Announces Efforts to help with Hurricane Irma Emergency Response
September 7, 2017: HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Florida due to Hurricane Irma​
September 7, 2017: CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts
September 7, 2017: CMS Continues Helping Texas and Louisiana with Hurricane Harvey Recovery
September 7, 2017: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands​
September 7, 2017: Georgia Governor Deal Expands State of Emergency to 24 Additional Counties
September 7, 2017: Federal Aid Programs for the U.S. Virgin Islands​
September 6, 2017: HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Irma
September 6, 2017: No Time to Rest from One Hurricane, HHS Helps Prepare for Another: Hurricane Irma
September 6, 2017: Georgia Governor Deal Declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma
September 6, 2017: HHS mobilizes medical staff and supplies to support response to Hurricane Irma
September 6, 2017: Statement from Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Public Health Emergency Declaration in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
September 5, 2017: Survivor Health and Safety a Federal Family Focus after Hurricane Harvey
September 5, 2017: The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
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  • This page last reviewed: February 17, 2016