Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
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.
On Sept. 2015, a tour bus crashed killing and injuring foreign national students & tourists on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. The NW Healthcare Response Network's rapid response demonstrated the HCC's lifesaving role during emergencies.
With funding from HPP, Kentucky's Region 7 HCC members collaborate so that each member has the necessary medical equipment and supplies, real-time information, communication systems, and trained health care personnel to respond to emergencies like Ebola and save lives.
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 share your story with us!
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