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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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7 Health Care Coalitions (HCCs)
     • Health Care Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania
     • Keystone HCC (PA)
     • East Central Health Care Coalition (PA)
     • Northern Tier HCC (PA)
     • North Central Health Care Coalition (PA)
     • North East Health Care Coalition (PA)
     • South East Health Care Coalition (PA)

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8 Special Pathogen Treatment Centers
• West Penn Allegheny Health Systems Inc.
• Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
• Geisinger Medical Center
• The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Penn State
   Hershey Medical Center
• Lehigh Valley Health, Inc.
• Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc.
• Trustees of the Univ of PA dba Hospital of the
   University of PA
• UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

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HCC Core Member
Participation Rate

• 87% of acute care hospitals                          
• 57% of emergency medical services (EMS)  
• 100% of public health agencies                     
• 80% 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.

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

  • Total funding (all sources): $13,572,548
  • Hospital Association: $6,124,264
  • HPP Cooperative Agreement Award: $7,448,284

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

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  • This page last reviewed: August 09, 2021