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ASPR Health Care Readiness State Highlights

ASPR Health Care Readiness by the Numbers

Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)

HPP is a cooperative agreement administered by ASPR’s National Healthcare Preparedness Programs (NHPP) Branch. It establishes the foundation for national health care readiness, promotes a consistent national focus to improve patient outcomes during emergencies, and enables rapid health care service resilience and recovery.

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4 Health Care Coalitions (HCCs)

  • ​Delmarva Regional Healthcare Mutual Aid Group (DRHMAG)
  • Region III Health and Medical Coalition (MD)
  • Region V Emergency Preparedness Coalition (MD)
  • Regions I And II Health Care Council (MD) Assessment 1
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1 Special Pathogen Treatment Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center
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HCC Core Member Participation Rate

  • 100% of acute care hospitals
  • 100% of emergency medical services (EMS)
  • 100% of public health agencies
  • 100% of emergency management agencies​

National Special Pathogen System (NSPS)

The NSPS is a nationwide systems-based network approach that builds on existing infrastructure and investments in preparing for infectious disease outbreaks. NSPS supports the urgent preparedness and response needs of hospitals, health systems, and health care providers related to treating patients with special pathogens.

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HPP Cooperative Agreement Recipient

Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

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Hospital Association Recipient

The Maryland Hospital Associtaion Inc.

Hospitals, health systems, and other health care entities receive COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Activities Cooperative Agreement funding via their hospital association.


Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC)

John Hopkins Center

HPP Cooperative Agreement Funding COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Related Resources

For more details, see AS​PR Health Care Readiness Program Funding.

  • Total funding (all sources): $6,340,241
  • Hospital Association: $2,992,216
  • HPP Cooperative Agreement Award: $2,698,025
  • RESPTC: $650,000

Reference the COVID-19 Suppleme​ntal Funding page for more details.

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