Emergency Readiness

The AHA CLEAR Crisis Leadership Video Series, now available on demand, features hospital and health system leaders sharing insights, strategies and lessons learned on navigating public health emergencies ranging from mass violence incidents to natural disasters to cyberattacks.
When joined together, emergency prep and routine immunizations can be an effective way to mobilize community members to make healthy choices for their future selves.
Convening Leaders for Emergency and Response, AHA’s hub for emergency response and disaster preparedness resources, has released a “tip sheet” to help health care organizations effectively communicate with staff, patients and the larger community during a public health emergency.
Boost health care organizations’ communication in crises with tips, practical strategies and field examples for staff, patients, and the community.
AHA.org is the website for the American Hospital Association. Information on CPR, BLS, ACLS, PALS and other emergency cardiovascular certifications may be found on the American Heart Association website at: https://cpr.heart.org/.
More than 100 organizations, including the AHA, urged congressional leaders Nov. 14 to reauthorize for an additional five years the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which expired Sept. 30. The continuing resolution that passed the House yesterday would extend PAHPA until Jan. 19.
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 AHA, AHIP, Alliance of Community Health Plans, American Medical Association and Kaiser Permanente have formed a coalition that will recommend strategies to strengthen coordination between the health care and public health systems to improve emergency preparedness, address health disparities and…
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.
Karie Gibson, a licensed clinical psychologist who leads one of the FBI’s five behavioral analysis units, shares a behavioral threat assessment approach to violence prevention for hospitals and health care teams.