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Responding to Harvey: How a Houston-area Health Care Coalition Modeled Success

Facing 21st Century Public Health Threats

HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec, M.D., defines critical priorities for protecting Americans from 21st century threats during his testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Read the testimony >>

Dr. Kadlec testifies before the Senate HELP Committee
Dr. Kadlec Testifies before the Senate HELP Committee

Responding to Harvey: How a Houston-area Health Care Coalition Modeled Success

When Hurricane Harvey struck, the South East Texas Regional Advisory Council, a Houston-area health care coalition, was ready.  Find out how the coalition supported patient movement, hospital evacuation, and more.  Check out the blog >>

Check out the response by the numbers from the health care coalition

Inside the Texas Catastrophic Medical Operations Center

How does the Texas Catastrophic Medical Operations Center (CMOC) work? Who is in the CMOC? How do they communicate? Get answers to these questions and more in this interview with Lori Upton, Director of Preparedness for the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Read the interview >>

CMOC coordinates the public health and medical resources for 25 counties within Texas.

The Hospital Preparedness Program: 15 Years of Health Care Preparedness and Response

ASPR’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) has been preparing the nation’s health care system to save lives during disasters and emergencies for 15 years. Find out how HPP promotes health care delivery system readiness. View the infographic >>

Health Care Coalition.  Emergency Managment Organizations.  Emergency Medical Services.  Public Health Departements. HCC
Health care coalitions incentivize diverse health care organizations to work together

Skills Check:  Applying a Tourniquet

Before President Trump delivered the State of the Union Address, responders from the National Disaster Medical System received a refresher on the proper way to apply a tourniquet as part of their pre-event training. But you don’t have to be a responder to apply a tourniquet – and knowing how to apply one could save someone’s life in an emergency. Learn these 3 steps >>

NDMS responders train as a team before supporting the State of the Union Address

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