Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness

May 18, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency released guidance to help emergency managers plan for disaster response and recovery while adhering to public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Feb 22, 2021
In response to the Texas storm emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced further flexibilities for Texas health care facilities in addition to the existing pandemic waivers.
Oct 1, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response awarded to Denver Health and Hospital Authority a $3 million cooperative agreement to demonstrate how a Regional Disaster Health Response System could improve medical surge and specialty…
Sep 21, 2020
People everywhere have watched in sadness as both wildfires on the west coast and Hurricane Laura on the gulf coast have created havoc and hardship for our fellow Americans. Our front-line responders continue to answer the cries for help.
Sep 21, 2020
Today, we continue to grapple not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a dangerously polarized election, ongoing civil unrest in the face of untenable systemic racism … and now, 94 major wildfires that are devastating our West Coast neighbors, families and friends, as well as recent hurricanes…
Sep 17, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency and waived certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements in Oregon due to wildfires.
Sep 14, 2020
The Oregon Association of Hospitals Research & Education Foundation has established a relief fund to support hospital workers affected by the state’s wildfires, as well as future disasters.
Sep 14, 2020
Americans everywhere have watched with increasing dismay and alarm as 94 major wildfires continue to incinerate wide swaths of our beautiful Western states. As of this writing, the infernos — which are most heavily concentrated in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho — have scorched nearly 5…
Sep 9, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services announced more than $79 million in awards for construction and other capital support for 165 Health Resources and Services Administration-funded health centers impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkut, and Super Typhoon Yutu, wildfires…
Jul 10, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is taking steps to prepare for the possible spread of H1N1 swine influenza viruses.