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Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Grant Information (CFDA #93.817)
Funding Opportunity Number: EP-U3R-15-002
Application Due Date: 04/22/2015
Information and Application assistance to support health care facilities that are capable of serving as regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers, Ebola Treatment Centers and assessment hospitals for their states or jurisdictions.
- Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness 

 

6 Point Plan for Medical Waste Sustainability During a Pandemic
The Coalition plan is part of overall healthcare facility operational sustainability during a crisis or natural disaster.
- Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness 

 

Infection Risks Still Loom Large for Hospital Workers Leaving Continuity of Care at Risk for Patients in a Crisis
There is a proper role for government to help reduce such risks for the public and our health care workers: as the 2012 Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) report, “Ready or Not?”, states: “we are not sufficiently prepared to address [health threats] as a nation…. major areas of vulnerability have also persisted.” We cannot allow our health care system, and thus our nation, to be vulnerable. We must prioritize government resources and fix this.
- Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness 

 

 BP65 - Strong as the Weakest Link: Medical Response to a Catastrophic Event

 

 CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
Key recommendations include...a call to reinstate the practice of inactivating amplified cultures and stocks of microorganisms onsite during medical waste treatment.
- Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness

 

 CleanMedWaste.org Presentation to the THIRD NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SUMMIT in Washington, D.C.
A presentation to the Third National Emergency Management Summit in Washington, D.C.
- Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness

 

  FY10 Hospital Ppreparedness Program CA Guidance
- Department of Health and Human Services

 

 Hospital Waste Generation During an Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Taiwan
- Chow F. Chiang, PhD; Fung C. Sung, PhD; Fang H. Chang; Ching T. Tsai, PhD 

 

 Letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
A letter to Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness

  

 Medical Waste Management in the Bioterrorism Era
A presentation discussing the importance of on-site treatment in a bioterrorism era.
- Lynne Sehulster, PhD, M(ASCP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA

 

 Pandemic planning and regulated medical waste
- Jim Rush