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News by Topic: Emergency preparedness and response

How One Small Health Care Team Prepared for Wildfire – and What They Didn't Foresee
Aug 11, 2018 - Details the evacuation plans made by a rural hospice provider in California under threat from wildfires, as well as problems they had not planned for or foreseen.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
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HHS: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority Federal Register
Jul 18, 2018 - Announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services making changes to the statement of organization, functions, and delegations of authority for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The changes were mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act to address threats which harm public health, access to healthcare, access to emergency medical services, and national security.
Source: Federal Register
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HUD Approves $616 Million Florida Disaster Recovery Plan
Jun 28, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the approval of a disaster recovery plan to help Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma. This is funded through HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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