Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness

Aug 16, 2022
On Friday, December 10, 2021, the deadliest tornado outbreak on record, for the month of December.
Jul 25, 2022
HHS elevated the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to a standalone HHS agency called the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response.
Jun 1, 2022
The FDA, CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a potential link between a recent multistate hepatitis A outbreak and organic strawberries.
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.