Emergency Readiness

Dec 5, 2018
A coalition of 29 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged Congress to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (S. 2852/H.R. 6378) before Congress adjourns for 2018.
Sep 14, 2018
Our thoughts are with the women and men of the hospitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia now, and in the days to come, as they deal with this massive storm and its aftermath.
Apr 8, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response seeks stakeholder input through April 26 on a proposed National Disaster Pediatric Initiative to enhance the nation’s pediatric care capability during disasters.
Apr 1, 2019
The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation has established a disaster relief fund to help hospital employees adversely affected by recent flooding and other severe weather events in the state.
Mar 28, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported more than 15,000 U.S. cases of hepatitis A since 2016.
Mar 22, 2019
Nearly 70 organizations, including the AHA, today urged congressional leaders to advance the House-passed Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (H.R. 269), legislation that would reauthorize hospital and other federal emergency preparedness programs.
Mar 22, 2019
AHA, health organizations encourage Congressional leaders to advance the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI, H.R. 269). 
Mar 18, 2019
Historic flooding in parts of the Midwest caused a number of Nebraska hospitals to be inaccessible by ground transportation, the Nebraska Hospital Association said in an email communication yesterday.
Feb 26, 2019
The FDA, CDC and CMS today launched the Tri-Agency Task Force for Emergency Diagnostics, which will work to rapidly develop and deploy diagnostic tests to clinical and public laboratories in an emergency.
Feb 21, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services has updated its guidance to help communities prepare for and respond to chemical incidents requiring mass decontamination.