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How Ready Is Your State for the Next Disaster?

Dara Alpert Lieberman

January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 - 235 days: the number of days between the request for emergency funds to address Zika and the day Congress approved the fun... (more)

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Our 2017 Outlook: Building on 10 Years of Progress

Emily Lord

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 - 2016 was undeniably a big year for public health preparedness and response. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid issued a ... (more)


Healthcare Ready Provides Resources During Hurricane Matthew

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 6, 2016 – As Hurricane Matthew gets closer to making landfall on the mainland of the United States, Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring patient access to healthcare in times of disasters, is engaged to provide ongoing needed assistance and coordination of response efforts. The following stat... (more)

Emergency public health funds released with the passage of the CR, HcR looks to the response ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 30, 2016 – Healthcare Ready celebrates the passage of $1.1 billion towards the Zika virus response efforts included in the continuing resolution (CR) voted on by Congress this week and signed into law by President Obama yesterday. The CR includes emergency funding urgently needed for the Zika response, which has already resulted in 3,625 cases in... (more)


The Hill

Collaboration Needed for Inauguration Emergency Planning and Beyond

January 19, 2017

Friday’s inauguration, related events and protests will bring millions of people to D.C., which will inevitably cause several disruptions around th... (more)

Palm Beach Post

Zika, Hurricane Season A Dual Threat

September 12, 2016

As Florida cleans up the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine, public health officials are faced with the tough question of whether they have the capabil... (more)

Home Healthcare News

Final CMS Emergency Prep Rule Hits Home Health

September 9, 2016

Under a new final rule, home health agencies and other Medicare-certified providers will be required to meet emergency preparedness standards—or fa... (more)


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