Hospital Preparedness Program

Hospital Preparedness Program
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The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) provides leadership and funding through grants and cooperative agreements to States, territories, and eligible municipalities to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies. To date, states, territories, and large metropolitan areas have received HPP grants totaling over $4 billion to help Healthcare Coalitions, hospitals and other healthcare organizations strengthen medical surge and other Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities across the nation.  Learn More

National Webinars and Events

HPP promotes an ongoing dialogue on topics related to capabilities and preparedness activities for hospitals and healthcare coalitions.  During these events, you can learn about real-world examples and lessons learned from experts in the field.  Learn More

Funding and Grant Opportunities

HHS is dedicated to improving preparedness and health outcomes throughout the United States and its territories.  HPP grants promote health care and public health systems that are prepared to respond successfully to emergency and recover quickly from all hazards.  Learn More

Guidance, Research and Reports

HPP issues guidance, research and reports to help hospitals and healthcare coalitions meet their preparedness goals, respond to specific threats, leverage lessons learned, and expand their capabilities. These resources can help and healthcare coalitions improve their overall level of preparedness.  Learn More

Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool

The Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool is a user-friendly peer assessment tool that was designed to identify gaps in a hospital’s preparedness and help assess its ability to respond to a mass casualty event.  The tool takes the form of an essentially no-notice drill, and incorporates the real-life considerations of healthcare delivery in acute care settings.  Learn More

HPP in Action:  Stories from the Field

HPP plays a vital role in providing the funding that hospitals and healthcare coalitions need to prepare themselves to respond in emergencies.  Learn how hospital preparedness funding has translated to better health outcomes for people across the country in a wide variety of disasters.  Learn More


The Hospital Preparedness Program is excited to engage in a dialogue with our partners.  If you have questions or comments about the program or any events, guidance or reports, please contact HPP via e-mail at