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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Regional Disaster Health Response System

RDHRS Building Regional Solutions feature


ASPR is developing and building a new Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS) by leveraging and enhancing existing programs – such as the Hospital Preparedness Program and the National Disaster Medical System – to create a more coherent, comprehensive, and capable healthcare disaster response system integrated into daily care delivery.

The proposed RDHRS will be built on a tiered regional framework that emphasizes the collaboration among local healthcare coalitions, trauma centers, public and private healthcare facilities, and emergency medical services to expand access tospecialty clinical care expertise and increase medical surge capacity. Today, ASPR is sponsoring three pilot projects todemonstrate the viability of the RDHRS and we are looking to expand the program to additional sites in the future.


COVID-19 Accomplishments RDHRS Annual Reports RDHRS Fact Sheet


Region 1 RDHRS Region 7 Disaster Health Response System Mountain Plains RDHRS

About the Cooperative Agreement


By the Numbers

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RDHRS demonstration sites

Region 1 RDHRS, Region 7 DHRE, and
Mountains Plains RDHRS

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State health departments, hospital associations, community health centers, regional and national specialty organizations

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invested in 2020

includes continued funding for existing demonstration sites and $3M to establish the Mountain Plains RDHRS

  • This page last reviewed: July 01, 2021