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April 22, 2021

Register to Receive ASPR's Critical Infrastructure Bulletins

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) offers a variety of emergency management-related bulletins to individuals from the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector.

April 16, 2021

Another COVID-19 Surge? Apply Lessons Learned to Prepare Now

A potential fourth surge of COVID-19 continues to be a key concern for hospitals, many of which are monitoring upward trends while also running vaccine clinics. Now is the time to evaluate capacity management plans and see where we can apply lessons learned to improve them.

April 01, 2021

Apply COVID-19 Lessons to Your Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

For most facilities, a good hazard vulnerability analysis provides a roadmap for preparing for crises. It helps you determine your level of preparedness to address a disaster that may cause an impact on safety or services occurring at or near your facility. COVID-19 has shifted the way that we plan for and respond to crises, and—once we enter the recovery phase of this crisis—you likely will need to revisit your HVA to account for systemic changes and lessons learned.

March 02, 2021

Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. This New Resource Can Boost Hospital Preparedness.

Especially during COVID-19, hospitals and patients, alike, are increasingly leveraging on technology to conduct everything from patient visits to reservations for vaccination. With this enhanced reliance on digital communications, cybersecurity is vital to preserving the normal functioning of health care organizations and protecting patient information. 

January 15, 2021

Four Enduring Lessons from 2020

Twenty-twenty was an incredibly difficult year for everyone. Just weeks into the year—on January 27—the HAP emergency management (EM) team activated for the COVID-19 event. As we approach the anniversary of our activation, and look back on the year that was, we see the ways that COVID-19 changed how we do things, as well as some essential lessons that will guide us as we plan for future emergencies.