Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness

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Nearly 50 organizations, including the AHA, urge congressional leaders to reauthorize before yearend the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which expired Sept. 30.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency resumed processing disaster relief funding for over 2,400 projects, including vital funding for hospitals, thanks to $16 billion provided to the agency in the continuing resolution funding the government through Nov. 17.
September is National Preparedness Month. And today marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
The Department of Health and Human Services Aug. 11 declared a public health emergency in Hawaii due to the recent wildfires and waived certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to give health care providers greater flexibility to meet emergency health needs.
Sixteen months ago, Chris Manson voluntarily took on the task of locating ambulances that have reached the end of their service life in America and shipping them to Ukraine, where they are so badly needed to transport those in need of care, both civilians and soldiers alike.
The Biden Administration today established the White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy, which will take over the duties of the current White House COVID-19 Response Team and Mpox Team and coordinate and develop policies and priorities related to pandemic preparedness and…
Commenting today on draft legislation to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, AHA urged Congress to at least double the proposed $385 million in funding for the Hospital Preparedness Program over the next five years, among other suggestions.