Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness

May 20, 2022
CDC reports 71 more potential hepatitis cases of unknown cause, Massachusetts monkeypox case.
Mar 15, 2022
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee voted 20-2 to advance, as amended, the PREVENT Pandemics Act (S. 3799), bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s public health and medical preparedness and response systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Mar 3, 2022
The AHA is making a donation to the U.S. Ukraine Foundation to support its critical humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, which includes covering the costs of sending medical supplies and supporting refugees through the Kyiv Rotary Refugee Initiative.
Feb 24, 2022
Letter to Senators Durbin and Portman expresses AHA’s support for the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act.
Feb 4, 2022
AHA comments on a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s public health and medical preparedness and response systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 1, 2022
The AHA joins the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association in urging the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a district court decision that refused to allow a case involving the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 to proceed in federal court and sent it…
Jan 26, 2022
Leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee released for comment until Feb. 4 a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s public health and medical preparedness and response systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 10, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration Jan. 6 issued an outbreak advisory for a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. FDA said 10 people across Alaska, Ohio, Oregon and Washington have been infected by the strain, with purchase data indicating that seven purchased Nature's Basket Power Greens or Simple…
Jan 3, 2022
The AHA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association in urging the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a district court decision that refused to allow a case involving the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 to proceed in federal court and sent it…
Dec 16, 2021
The Kentucky Hospital Association has established a relief fund to support hospital workers who lost homes or suffered other catastrophic loss when tornadoes tore through the state Dec. 10. The KHA Hero Fund accepts donations through Venmo (search for @KHA-Hero-Fund) and by check to KHREF, KHA’s…