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.
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.
May 20, 2020
The AHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s upcoming meeting regarding the use of the Defense Production Act’s voluntary agreement clause (Section 708) to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 23, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency released a COVID-19 pandemic advisory describing in general terms what actions it is taking, how community-based testing sites will be managed, and information about the Defense Production Act.
Mar 19, 2020
The AHA, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association urged congressional leaders to provide $100 billion to front line health care personnel and providers and “direct the federal agencies to begin to infuse funds immediately so that they can afford to take the necessary steps to…
Mar 12, 2020
The American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) sent a joint letter to White House asking for an coronavirus emergency declaration.
Mar 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 5 released information on the coverage and payment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) under Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Individual and Small Group Markets. CMS also announced that it developed a…
Mar 4, 2020
Congressional leaders today reached a deal on an $8.3 billion spending package to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The House passed the bill this afternoon, and the Senate is expected to take it up soon. Select highlights of the package follow.
Mar 3, 2020
Hospitals have treated more than 150 people from tornadoes that swept through middle Tennessee, killing 22 people and causing widespread damage, according to news reports.