Purpose: The federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) provides funding to support and increase the level of preparedness nationwide. The primary focus of the South Dakota Hospital Preparedness Program is to provide leadership and funding to enhance the infrastructure of hospitals and collaborating entities to plan for, respond to and recover from mass casualty events. The program promotes medical surge capacity through a tiered response that facilitates the movement of resources, people and services and enhances overall capabilities. All emergency preparedness and response efforts are consistent with the National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System.
The HPP program is located within the ASPR Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (OPEO) Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (DNHPP).
The mission of the ASPR HPP is to enhance the resiliency of healthcare systems to deliver coordinated and effective care during public health emergencies and mass casualty events. The main purpose of the HPP funding is to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies/events.
The South Dakota Hospital Preparedness Program works with hospitals and other medical facilities to ensure that South Dakota’s medical community is as prepared as we can be! For additional information, please contact Pat VanHunnik, HPP Coordinator, 605-773-2791, Pat VanHunnik.
- the HiPPO (Hospital Preparedness Program Observer) - February 2014