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Healthcare Ready Appoints New Board Chair

WASHINGTON, DC, October 11, 2017 - Healthcare Ready today announced the appointment of Bruce Altevogt, PhD, as board chair. Altevogt brings decades of expertise and involvement in health policy and healthcare preparedness and response.

“Dr. Altevogt's extensive experience and work in both preparedness and broader health policy offers an invaluable perspective to our organization... (more)


Healthcare Ready Issues Urgent Guidance for Residents in the Path of Irma: Prepare Now for Health Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2017) —– As residents of Florida and the Southeast face one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, Healthcare Ready, a non-profit organization meeting urgent health needs of people struck by disaster, are strongly encouraging urges those in the storm’s path to prepare for t... (more)


Healthcare Ready Provides Resources during Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 25, 2017 –With Hurricane Harvey approaching the Texas coast,  Healthcare Ready, an organization of private healthcare stakeholders and government response entities is working at its highest level of activation to provide ongoing needed assistance and coordination of response efforts. The following state... (more)


Healthcare Ready Names Nicolette Louissaint Executive Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 17, 2017 – Healthcare Ready announced today that Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D., has been named executive director and board president. In this role, Dr. Louissaint will guide the strategic direction and lead the growth of the organization.

“Nicolette has a depth of experience in healthcare emergency preparedness and disaster response, which she brings to... (more)


Poll Shows Americans Still Fear Disasters Most

For the Second Year, Poll Shows Americans Fear Natural Disasters Affecting Their Communities More than Terrorism, Global Pandemic or Cyber-Attack Combined

At the Start of Hurricane Season, Results Indicate Majority of Americans are Concerned about the Possibility of a Disaster, but are Not Prepared.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2017: A new survey o... (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)


Healthcare Ready Coordinates Response Efforts among Healthcare Stakeholders for Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 19, 2016 – Following the devastating and historic flooding in Louisiana, Healthcare Ready, an organization of private healthcare stakeholders and government response entities has been working at its highest level of activation to provide ongoing needed assistance and coordination of response efforts. The fol... (more)


Healthcare Ready Announces Two New Directors; Bolsters Emergency Medical and Supply Chain Security Expertise

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 11, 2016 – Healthcare Ready announced today the appointment of Dr. Matt Minson and Greg Halvacs to its Board of Directors. Minson and Halvacs bring outstanding expertise and experience in healthcare preparedness and response, and global supply chain security.

“Matt’s experience shaping influential public health preparedness and respons... (more)


Poll Shows Americans Fear Natural Disasters Most

As Hurricane Season Begins Poll Shows Americans Fear Natural Disasters Affecting Their Communities More than Terrorism, Global Pandemic or Environmental Disasters Combined

Results Shows Weaknesses in How Americans Would Address Their Health Conditions During a Disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2016: As America approaches hurricane and tornado s... (more)


Healthcare Ready Elects Two New Directors; Builds on Science, Biodefense and Preparedness Policy Expertise

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 11, 2016 – Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit that works to protect patient access to healthcare in the face of disaster and disease through collaboration with public health and healthcare, today announced that Dr. Bruce Altevogt and Dr. Asha M. George have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

“I am thrilled to welcome directors with ... (more)


Healthcare Ready Names Two New Directors; Adds Expertise on Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2016 – Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit that works to protect patient access to healthcare in the face of disaster and disease through collaboration with public health and healthcare, today announced that The Honorable Andrew Weber and Dara Lieberman have joined its board of directors.

Weber and Lieberman bring significant experience in the fie... (more)


Prevention Fund Support Letter to the House

The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House, U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable Tom Price, Chairman, Budget Committee
The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, Budget Committee

 

October 8, 2015

Dear Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, Chairman Price and Ranki... (more)


Prevention Fund Support Letter to Hill Committee

The Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman
The Honorable Frank Pallone, Ranking Member

September 30, 2015

Dear Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Pallone:

On behalf of Healthcare Ready, a non-profit organization and public-private partnership dedicated to improving the health of every American, I'm writing to voice our strong opposition to the Reconciliation Instructions pro... (more)


Rx Response Selects Togorun to Support Life-Saving Emergency Relief Efforts

Selection announced during 90th Anniversary of Race for Mercy, when sled-dog relay teams
saved village of Nome, Alaska, from deadly diphtheria outbreak

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 -- Rx Response, a national nonprofit that strives to ensure patient access to medications during natural disasters and other emergencies, has anno... (more)


Rx Response Names Emily Lord Executive Director

Disaster preparedness and response nonprofit
expands research, policy analysis and response capabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 12, 2015 – Rx Response, a nonprofit organization that helps ensure that the delivery of medicines and medical supplies is not disrupted during disasters, today announced that Emily Lo... (more)