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ASPR Health Care Readiness City Highlights

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ASPR Health Care Readiness by the Numbers



Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)

HPP is a cooperative agreement administered by ASPR’s National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) Branch. It establishes the foundation
for national health care readiness, promotes a consistent national focus to improve patient outcomes during emergencies, and enables rapid health
care service resilience and recovery.

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Health Department Recipient

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1 Health Care Coalition (HCC)
DC Health and Medical Coalition (DC HMC)



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Special Pathogen Treatment Centers
     • George Washington University Hospital
     • MedStar Washington Hospital Center 
     • Children's National Health System


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HCC Core Member
Participation Rate

• 100% of acute care hospitals                        
• 100% of emergency medical services (EMS)
• 100% of public health agencies                     
• 100% of emergency management agencies 



National Special Pathogen System (NSPS)


The NSPS is a nationwide systems-based network approach that builds on existing infrastructure and investments in preparing for infectious
disease outbreaks. NSPS supports the urgent preparedness and response needs of hospitals, health systems, and health care providers related
to treating patients with special pathogens.


HPP Cooperative Agreement Recipient
See above for more details, including HCC information.



Hospital Association Recipient

Hospitals, health systems, and other health care entities receive COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Cooperative Agreement funding via their hospital association.


​HPP Cooperative Agreement Funding
​COVID-19 Supplemental Funding
​Related Resources
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For more details, see ASPR Health
Care Readiness Funding
.

  • Total funding (all sources): $3,282,956
  • Hospital Association: $1,168,047
  • HPP Cooperative Agreement Award: $2,114,909

Reference the COVID-19 Supplemental
Funding page
for more details.


  • This page last reviewed: August 09, 2021