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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)

  • South Carolina Pee Dee Coastal Healthcare Coalition
  • South Carolina Upstate Region Healthcare Coalition
  • South Carolina Midlands Region Healthcare Coalition
  • South Carolina Lowcountry Region Healthcare Coalition
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1 Special Pathogen Treatment Center

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

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HCC Core Member Participation Rate

  • 99% of acute care hospitals
  • 18% 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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Hospital Association Recipient

South Carolina Hospital Association

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

HPP Cooperative Agreement Funding COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Related Resources​

For more details, see ASPR Health Care Readiness Programs Funding.

  • Total funding (all sources): $4,744,431
  • Hospital Association: $2,428,102
  • HPP Cooperative Agreement Award: $2,316,329

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