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.
Aug 28, 2020
Clinicians who may see patients from areas affected by Hurricane Laura should maintain a high level of suspicion for carbon monoxide poisoning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance.
Aug 27, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services declared public health emergencies and waived certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements in Louisiana and Texas due to Hurricane Laura, and in California due to wildfires.
Jul 14, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should appoint an independent panel to develop evidence-based practice guidelines for public health emergency preparedness and response and identify evidence gaps for future research, according to a report released by the National Academies of Sciences…
Jun 29, 2020
The AHA outlined a number of actions Congress could take to help the nation prepare for the next pandemic, noting that the current pandemic also remains a challenge.
Jun 29, 2020
AHA provides input on the ideas set forth in “Preparing for the Next Pandemic.” a white paper authored by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Jun 19, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services should develop a workforce target for the National Disaster Medical System to ensure it can effectively respond to the nation’s current and future needs, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.
Jun 5, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response shared resources for protecting community hospitals and providing care during civil unrest.
May 29, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response released resources focused on establishing, funding and operationalizing medical operations coordination cells and alternative care sites.
May 29, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency this month issued COVID-19 pandemic operational guidance for the forthcoming hurricane season.