FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2007
Contact: HHS Press Office
HHS Awards Health Care Facilities Partnership Program Grants
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced health care facilities partnership program grants to eleven health care partnerships totaling $18.1 million. Selected through a competitive process each grantee presented a program designed to enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies.
“The goal of the new program is to develop innovative and creative projects that can be replicated across the country,” said HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response RADM Craig Vanderwagen, M.D., USPHS. “These partnerships will require close coordination among health officials from state, local and private sectors.”
The projects selected to receive grants are focused on:
- Planning for the surge of patients and its regional impact during major public health emergencies
- Improving regional public health emergency coordination through innovative approaches to training, communications and new software; or
- Developing and conducting functional public health emergency exercises to evaluate community and hospital preparedness.
The 11 lead grant recipients for each partnership project and their grant amounts are:
Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Regions 4 A,B,C with the Boston University School of Public Health
King County Healthcare Coalition, Washington
San Francisco City and County Community Hub Plan
The Roper St. Francis Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina
North Broward Hospital District, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center
WakeMed Health Care System, Raleigh, NC
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department, Neb.
Hennepin Healthcare System Minneapolis, Minn.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
New York State Department of Health
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Last revised: May 7, 2011