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ASPR Health Care Readiness State 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)
MA Health Care Coalition

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2 Special Pathogen Treatment Centers
                     • Boston Children's Hospital
                     • Baystate Medical Center

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HCC Core Member
Participation Rate

  • 100% of acute care hospitals                         
• 98% 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

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.

Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC)
Massachusetts General Hospital

Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS)


Partnership for Disaster Health Response
Cooperative Agreement Recipient
Massachusetts General Hospital - Region 1 RDHRS

ASPR Health Care Readiness Funding Overview

Visit the ASPR Health Care Readiness Programs Funding page
for more details on funding information for each program.

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

  • Total funding (all sources): $8,125,640
  • Hospital Association: $3,841,189
  • HPP Cooperative Agreement Award: $3,634,451
  • RESPTC: $650,000
Reference the COVID-19 Supplemental
Funding page
for more details.

  • FY21: $1,500,000
  • FY20: $1,600,000*
  • FY19: $1,500,000
  • FY18: $3,000,000

    * In FY 2020, Massachusetts General Hospital received $100,000 to carry out COVID-19 convalescent plasma efforts.

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  • This page last reviewed: October 18, 2021