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EMSC and the Hospital Preparedness Program: Working Toward Everyday Pediatric Readiness

The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) provides leadership, funding, evaluation and technical assistance through cooperative agreements to States, territories, and eligible municipalities to improve surge capacity and enhance healthcare system preparedness and response to public health emergencies. In July 2013, states, territories, and large metropolitan areas received HPP grants totaling $331 million to help hospitals and other health care organizations strengthen eight healthcare capabilities across the nation (Healthcare System Preparedness, Healthcare System Recovery, Emergency Operations Coordination, Fatality Management, Information Sharing, Medical Surge, Responder Safety and Health, and Volunteer Management). A cornerstone of the HPP is the development and strengthening of Healthcare Coalitions.

HPP Program funding supports:
  • Enhanced Planning: HPP funding is used to enhance hospital and healthcare system planning and response at the State, local, and territorial levels through promoting a capability based approach to healthcare preparedness, a national medical surge model, and healthcare coalition development.
  • Increasing Integration: HPP facilitates the integration of public and private sector medical planning and assets, in coordination with emergency management, to increase the preparedness, response, recovery and surge capacity of hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
  • Improving Infrastructure: Awardees have used HPP Grant funding to improve the State, local, and territorial infrastructures that help hospitals and healthcare systems build preparedness efforts into daily healthcare delivery principles and economics, prepare for public health emergencies, and support continuity of healthcare operations.

    Keywords: grants, partnership, MCHB, emergency

    Learning Objectives: To educate attendees about the efforts and activities of the Hospital Preparedness Program in an effort to Enhance Planning, Increase Integration, and Improve the infrastructure of the healthcare system.

    Target Audience: All interested in learning more about the pediatric hospital preparedness efforts of the Hospital Preparedness Program.
  • Presented by:
    David “Marco” Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP : Director, National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HHS
    Cynthia K. Hansen, PhD : Senior Advisor, Division of National Hospital Preparedness, Office of Emergency Management, ASPR, HHS
    Captain Patricia A. Pettis, MS, APRN, PNP-BC : Field Project Officer, Division of National Hospital Preparedness, Office of Emergency Management, ASPR, HHS – Region I (New England)
    Evelyn Lyons, MPH, RN: EMSC Manager, Illinois Department of Public Health
    Elizabeth Edgerton, MD, MPH: Branch Chief, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Date Presented:
    Tuesday, August 06, 2013
    4:00-5:30pm Eastern
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