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.
Sep 14, 2018
Our thoughts are with the women and men of the hospitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia now, and in the days to come, as they deal with this massive storm and its aftermath.
Jan 15, 2020
AHA donated to the American Red Cross to support its relief work in Puerto Rico following two earthquakes and more than 1,000 tremors since late December.
Jan 9, 2020
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar yesterday declared a public health emergency for Puerto Rico.
Dec 3, 2019
Premier Health hospitals in Dayton, Ohio, credit quick action and first responders’ skills in saving lives during a mass shooting in August. The health system trains law enforcement and the community on emergency life-saving techniques.
Nov 4, 2019
This week, AHA leaders are sharing the emergency preparedness efforts of America’s hospitals and health systems at the 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation in Oman.
Oct 15, 2019
The University Medical Center of El Paso treated 15 victims after a shooting at a nearby store in August. Staff credit training for their quick and calm approach to the emergency.
Sep 25, 2019
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast for National Preparedness Month, Robert Kadlec, M.D., assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses how hospitals and the federal government can work together to meet the challenge of national…
Sep 16, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today activated its Emergency Operations Center to enhance the inter-agency response to the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use.
Sep 9, 2019
Preparation is the key to success in many fields. For hospitals and health systems, preparedness and readiness are the cornerstones of our commitment to safeguard the health of the public. Throughout this year, we have witnessed earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and far too many acts of lethal public…