Influenza Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities



Influenza Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

This year’s active flu season continues to stress many healthcare systems. Find out how your hospital or healthcare facility can work more effectively with your healthcare coalition to identify gaps and better use resources to protect patient health. View the checklist >>>

Child in hospital
Children, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are especially vulnerable to influenza.

Managing Patient Surge During Influenza Outbreaks

As hospitals respond to serious flu outbreaks in their communities, some use temporary sites such as trailers and waiting rooms to handle the influx of patients. Find out what hospitals can do to better protect patient health during long-duration events. New resource >>>

Hospital Tent
Hospitals rely on temporary sites and waiting rooms to handle seasonal patient surges.

Recovery Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, making sure that children and their families remain connected to the services and support they rely on is important, especially for children with special health care needs. Find out how health care providers, community organizations, and parents can help. New resource >> 

Child using inhaler
Children with special healthcare needs may need additional attention and support during a disaster.  

Recovering from a Major Disaster is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

When homes are destroyed and the systems people rely on aren’t working, it can be hard for people to recover. Find out how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) helped this family recover and what your organization can do to help people in your community. Read the blog >>> 

Family returning home after a disaster
Navigating the disaster recovery process can be especially hard for at-risk members in your community.

One Team, One Mission, A Lot of Perseverance & Ingenuity

As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, HHS recovery experts rely on teamwork, perseverance, and ingenuity to help the island rebuild. Read the blog >>>

Map of Puerto Rico
Teams of recovery experts from HHS are working together to protect health across Puerto Rico.

Valentine’s Day & Volunteerism – A Perfect Match

Show a little love for your community this Valentine’s Day. Volunteer to serve with your local Medical Reserve Corps unit and keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe and healthy during an emergency.
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MRC volunteers
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers serve their communities during disasters and every day.