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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Hospital Preparedness Program

The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) enhances the ability of hospitals and health care systems to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.  Current program priority areas include interoperable communications systems, bed tracking, personnel management, fatality management planning and hospital evacuation planning. During the past five years HPP funds have also improved bed and personnel surge capacity, decontamination capabilities, isolation capacity, pharmaceutical supplies, training, education, drills and exercises.

Hospitals, outpatient facilities, health centers, poison control centers, EMS and other healthcare partners work with the appropriate state or local health department to acquire funding and develop healthcare system preparedness through this program. Funding is distributed directly to the Health Department of the State or political subdivision of a State (cities and counties are considered political subdivisions of States).

For more information on the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, visit their website by clicking on the following link http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/hpp/Pages/default.aspx


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