The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)
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The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) video.
[The video begins with music playing in the background while the ASPR logo and tagline, "Saving Lives. Protecting Americans", are displayed.]
Female Narrator: The Hospital Preparedness Program or HPP helps keep our nation's communities healthy and safe in response to emergencies like national disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. As one of ASPR's core health care readiness programs, HPP engages health care stakeholders from all 50 states, Washington D.C., U.S. territories and freely associated states to establish a foundation for national health care readiness, promote a consistent national focus to improve patient outcomes during emergencies, support health care resilience, and enable rapid recovery. In 2020, ASPR administered over $230 million in funding to its 62 HPP cooperative agreement recipients. Since 2002, HPP investments have coordinated health care readiness and response through 300 plus health care coalitions or HCCs. Health care coalitions are networks of individual public and private organizations in a defined geographic area that partner to prepare health care systems to respond to emergencies and disasters including developing preparedness plans, conducting exercises, and coordinating equipment and supply needs. For example in Maryland, in response to an increased hospitalizations and elevated demand for PPE due to COVID-19, local HCC members relied on their coalition for guidance on how to mitigate resource shortfalls. As part of a comprehensive regional disaster health response framework, HPP strengthens health care systems to keep our nation healthy, safe, and prepared.
[The narration ends and video concludes with the ASPR logo and tagline, "Saving Lives. Protecting Americans." along with the disclaimer, "Produced at U.S. taxpayer expense".]