Hospital Preparedness Program

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the hospital preparedness program has evolved

one constant: hpp has always provided funding through the states

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The National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program (NBHPP) was established by enactment of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. The Act was superseded by the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) in 2006, and the name of the NBHPP changed to the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP).

The NBHPP was managed by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) was created under PAHPA, and HHS healthcare preparedness activities were transferred to ASPR.

The HPP offers funding opportunities to 62 state and territory departments of public health to support the building of healthcare capabilities. The Capabilities are described in the Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities, published in 2016.

Cooperative agreements provide funding to help state and local governments, healthcare coalitions, and Emergency Support Function (ESF) #8 planners identify gaps in preparedness, determine specific priorities, and develop plans for building and sustaining the eight national stakeholder-created and vetted healthcare-specific capabilities.

While HPP continues to encourage preparedness at the hospital level, evidence and real-world events have illustrated that hospitals cannot be successful in response without robust community healthcare  preparedness – engaging critical partners.

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hpp funding will be required to be sent by sub grant from awardees to healthcare coalitions

A key goal of HPP moving forward is to strengthen the capabilities of the HCC, not just the individual hospital. HCCs are a cornerstone for the HPP and an integral component for community-wide planning for healthcare resiliency.

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Critical partners include emergency management, public health, mental/behavioral health providers, as well as community and faith-based partners. Together these partners make up a community’s healthcare coalition (HCC).

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the Coalitions

The healthcare coalition is where the coopertaive agrrement goes to work on the ground.

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The Capabilities

The Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities are ASPR's primary guidance document for HPP awardees.

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The Funding

The HPP Cooperative Agreement provides the funding and contractual teeth to drive awardees toward meeting the HCPR Capabilities.

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hospital preparedness program video

aspr and others publish videos that describe hospital preparedness program