The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $840 million in emergency preparedness awards to support cooperation and coordination between federal, state, and local health systems. Recipients include all 50 states, selected U.S. territories, and four major metropolitan areas. Grants totaling $228.5 million were awarded through the Hospital Preparedness Program to assist community health care coalitions with increasing capacity through infrastructure improvement, increased integration, and enhanced planning. Grants totaling $611.75 million were awarded through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program to increase adaptability and flexibility of public health departments across the country. This is the third time these grants have been awarded jointly to promote cooperation and coordination between local, state, and federal public health systems.
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