Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
The Los Angeles County’s Disaster Resource Center (DRC) program used Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funding to proactively assess the needs of the community and built a solution that was later deployed to assist a DRC member in a liquid oxygen crisis.
In September 2018, North Carolina’s health care coalitions teamed up to establish a 100-bed State Medical Support Shelter to provide critical medical care for patients that had lost their community health care support due to Hurricane Florence.
When a passenger train traveling a new route from Seattle to Portland derails, the Northwest Healthcare Response Network led a critical role in coordinating the health care system's response with the support of the HPP.
HPP provided federal funding, guidance, and technical assistance to promote health care system preparedness and response. The program brought together key players in health care and emergency response disciplines to prepare for, respond to, and recover from Harvey.
A primarily tribal community in L'Anse, Michigan was left without heat after a car crashed into a natural gas pipe station. As temperatures dropped to 25 degrees, Michigan's Region 8 HCC coordinated a supplemental heating plan for the long-term care facility using heating equipment acquired with HPP funding.
The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) plays a vital role in providing the funding that hospitals need to prepare themselves to respond in emergencies. These preparedness activities have strengthened the capabilities of hospitals throughout the country to support events that require special resources and respond to floods, hurricanes, wildfires, infrastructure collapse. Are you a grantee with a success story to share? Please
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