HHS awards preparedness grants, cites program alignment

July 4, 2012
by Bob Roos


The US government announced a total of $971 million in health emergency preparedness grants to states and territories yesterday, including $619 million for public health departments and $352 million for healthcare systems.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement and the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grants are being awarded jointly for the first time. Officials have been working over the past year to align the two programs to improve efficiency and encourage cooperation between the nation's public health and healthcare systems, the agency said.


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