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HPP Turns 15: Alternative Description for Time-Based Media

The following is a text alternative description for the ASPR 15 Years 2018 Exit Icon video.

(Video begins with the HPP 15 Years 2018 logo on a gray background. As the video continues, ASPR's logo and the four pillars appear and fade away leaving only the HPP logo visible. A female voice narrates the video with music playing continuously in the background.)

Narrator: The Hospital Preparedness Program has taken the lead on hospital preparedness, to help keep our nation's communities healthy and safe when disaster strikes. This year, HPP turns 15. Let take a look back.

(In this segment, images of a community destroyed by a natural disaster, emergency responders treating a patient, and response teams wearing protective equipment is shown as the narrator speaks.)

Narrator: Disaster can strike in any community, and health care organizations, as part of a community's response team, need the resources to respond. In 2002, HPP began helping hospitals purchase these resources, lifesaving equipment like mobile health units, communications systems, and ventilators, many of which are still used today.

(In the next segment, there are four puzzle pieces; each containing one of four icons respresenting emergency medical services, hospitals, public health departments and emergency managment organizations. The puzzle pieces interlock and then transition in to a crosshair that is encircled. All to illustrate the collaboration and coordination of the Health Care Coalition or HCC as the narrator continues to speak.)

Narrator: But to keep our communities prepared, we need more than just resources. As an essential member of the team or front line providers, hospitals and clinics need to collaborate and coordinate among the many different response organizations that keep our communities healthy and safe. This is why HPP support health care coalitions. These are groups of health care and response organizations that work together in their communities to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

(The segment continues, showing a map of the United States of America with numerous areas highlighted to show where HPP has provided funding and guidance to 476 HCCs nationwide with 31,000 coalition members. The map later illustrates how HPP has established a nationwide treatment network for Ebola and other infectious diseases. In the later portion of this narrative, the covers of the 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities and the 2017-2022 Hospital Preparedness Program Performance Measures Implementation Guidance prepared by ASPR/HHS are shown, as well as images of first responders providing lifesaving care and evacuations during emergencies as the narrator continues to speak.)

Narrator: Today, HPP provides funding and guidance to over 470 health care coalitions across the country. HPP has established a nationwide treatment network for Ebola and other infectious diseases, making us more prepared than ever for future disease outbreaks; developed guidelines that describe what the health care system must do in the next five years to prepare for disasters; and enabled lifesaving care during emergencies like the Boston Marathon bombings and in natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.

(A timeline of natural disasters and emergency situations that have devastated communities over the past 15 years is streamed across the screen as the narration continues.)

Narrator: HPP helps patients receive the right care at the right place at the right time. Strengthening the health care system to keep our nation healthy, safe, and prepared isn't easy, but it's our mission as part of a comprehensive Regional Disaster Health Response System. HPP will continue to improve the nation's readiness and responsiveness.

ASPR: Saving lives. Protecting Americans.

(The video concludes as the screen fades to black and the logo of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appears in white with the video credit, "Produced at U.S. taxpayer expense by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services" is last seen.)

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  • This page last reviewed: April 13, 2018