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Report calls for action to improve medical countermeasures preparedness

Nov 3, 2021
The U.S. Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise, which coordinates the nation’s medical countermeasures preparedness and response under the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services, should establish an advisory committee of nonfederal partners to provide strategic guidance on topics such as supply chain and stockpiling considerations, private-sector partnerships for medical countermeasures development, and equitable allocation and distribution of limited resources, a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study committee recommended.

HHS releases new health care preparedness resources

Sep 27, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response released several new emergency preparedness resources.

Panel looks to apply COVID-19 lessons to flu preparedness

Mar 8, 2021
The National Academy of Medicine has named an international committee to assess how COVID-19 vaccine development and other policies could facilitate global efforts to prepare for seasonal flu and a flu pandemic.

CDC names Center for Preparedness and Response director

Oct 26, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Henry Walke, M.D., to direct its Center for Preparedness and Response effective Nov. 7.
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Coronavirus COVID-19: Organizational Preparedness and Capacity Planning

Sep 29, 2020
This is a list of resources for AHA Members on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

AHA-supported bill would create loan repayment program for preparedness workforce

Nov 18, 2021
Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska., introduced the Bolstering Infectious Outbreak Preparedness Workforce Act, AHA-supported legislation that would authorize $50 million for a new student loan repayment program for infectious disease clinicians and bio-preparedness health care professionals.

DNVGL Survey Preparedness

Feb 12, 2019
At DNV GL Healthcare we have dedicated ourselves to helping you empower quality and patient safety through a more efficient and outcomes-based accreditation program; restoring efficiency and value to hospital accreditation. Imagine accreditation surveys becoming something you look forward to not something you fear.

AHA leader offers ransomware preparedness tips

Jul 20, 2020
Ransomware attacks on hospitals are “threat-to-life crimes” because they directly threaten a hospital’s ability to provide patient care, writes John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk.

New hospital preparedness resource available

Sep 27, 2019
NYC Health + Hospitals has published a guide to help hospitals and health systems plan and train for emerging infectious disease threats, and customize their plans specific to their unique clinical, operational and financial needs.

CDC updates COVID-19 testing and preparedness guidelines

Mar 26, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 testing priority guidance, which gives first priority to testing hospitalized patients and symptomatic health care workers.