Hospital Preparedness Program Resources
ASPR, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), launched empower to help community partners better anticipate, plan for, and respond to the needs of electricity dependent populations in each community. The HHS empower Map is a public and interactive map that provides monthly de-identified Medicare data -down to the zip code level- and an expanded set of near real-time hazard tracking services. Together, this information provides enhanced situational awareness and actionable information for assisting areas and at-risk populations that may be impacted by severe weather, wild fires, earthquakes and other disasters.
ASPR developed the 2017 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities to describe what the 99 health care delivery systems, including HCCs, hospitals, and emergency medical services, have to do to 100% effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies that impact the public’s health
This quick guide on FEMA Reimbursement for Acute Care Hospitals was prepared by the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response. It provides an overview of FEMA’s reimbursement process and outlines the tasks and corresponding timelines that must be met by acute care hospitals to successfully apply to FEMA for reimbursement of disaster-related expenses incurred as a result of the event. 
As the only source of federal funding that supports regional health care system preparedness, HPP promotes a sustained national focus to improve patient outcomes, minimize the need for supplemental state and federal resources during emergencies, and enable rapid recovery.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has partnered with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and its many affiliates to produce the first comprehensive Healthcare Simulation Dictionary and disseminate it widely as part of AHRQ’s mission to improve patient safety, which includes simulation research.
Brought to you by HHS ASPR, the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.
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For more information, please contact the DPH Office of Public Health Preparedness at (860) 509-8282.