Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
A relatively small incident in an urban area can be a large disaster for a small rural region. As the rate of hospitalizations increased due to COVID-19, health care facilities in all regions of Maryland, and particularly those in rural areas, began to experience elevated demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).
For the first time ever, the DNC & RNC – which historically welcomed large, in-person crowds to formally support & present a Presidential nominee for their respective party – hosted a mix of virtual & more intimate, in-person events as safeguards to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
The time allowed to prepare for an emergency or disaster— whether natural or manmade— is unpredictable, and in many cases, not enough. Even in the best of circumstances, it is difficult to feel prepared to address the uncertainty of an emergency.
The New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps (NMMRC), which has been established through ASPR’s Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) program, has statewide and inter-coalition mutual aid partnerships with its health care coalitions (HCC).
Over the last decade, the Knox/East TN (KET) Healthcare Coalition has evolved from its focus on individual hospital preparedness to more holistic regional preparedness. A decade ago, a subcommittee of local hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) met to discuss preparedness and response for disasters.
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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