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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)

The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) provides leadership and funding through grants and cooperative agreements to States, territories, and eligible municipalities to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies. To date, states, territories, and large metropolitan areas have received HPP grants totaling over $4 billion to help Healthcare Coalitions, hospitals and other healthcare organizations strengthen medical surge and other Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities across the nation. Learn More >>

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National Webinars and Events
HPP promotes an ongoing dialogue on topics related to capabilities and preparedness activities for hospitals and healthcare coalitions.  During these events, you can learn about real-world examples and lessons learned from experts in the field.  Learn More >>
HPP-sponsored training in Colorado Funding and Grant Opportunities
HHS is dedicated to improving preparedness and health outcomes throughout the United States and its territories.  HPP grants promote health care and public health systems that are prepared to respond successfully to emergency and recover quickly from all hazards.  Learn More >>
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Guidance, Research and Reports
HPP issues guidance, research and reports to help hospitals and healthcare coalitions meet their preparedness goals, respond to specific threats, leverage lessons learned, and expand their capabilities. These resources can help and healthcare coalitions improve their overall level of preparedness. Learn More >>

Ambulance deployment during Hurricane Sandy HPP in Action:  Stories from the Field
HPP plays a vital role in providing the funding that hospitals and healthcare coalitions need to prepare themselves to respond in emergencies.  Learn how hospital preparedness funding has translated to better health outcomes for people across the country in a wide variety of disasters.  Learn More >>
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Contact Us
The Hospital Preparedness Program is excited to engage in a dialogue with our partners.  If you have questions or comments about the program or any of our events, guidance or reports, please contact us via e-mail at HPP@hhs.gov.
 

  • This page last reviewed: October 15, 2014