Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS) pilots address health care preparedness, establish best practices, and explore the effectiveness and viability of an RDHRS across the United States. The projects also support building ASPR’s first regional Centers of Excellence.
In the second year of the pilot projects, beginning in late September 2019, the two recipients— University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts— were initially focused on creating several initiatives to improve health care preparedness. However, in light of COVID-19, they rapidly pivoted to a response posture.
The effectiveness of their response reflects a dedication to the goals of the second year of the pilots, which include providing clinical expertise to support health care surge planning, increasing situational awareness of health care systems, and updating resource management processes.
The RDHRS pilots support COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts by:
The Region VII DHRE leveraged first-year pilot successes to respond to COVID-19 in four critical areas:
The R1 RDHRS leveraged first year pilot successes to respond to COVID-19 in four critical areas:
To learn more, please visit the
NE/Region VII DHRE COVID-19 Resources webpage and the
R1 RDHRS COVID-19 Resource webpage.
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