Hospital preparedness funds combine healthcare and public safety

August 2008
HS Today;Aug2008, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p9
The article discusses the inclusion of a plan specific to public health and healthcare in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) national infrastructure protection plan. Accordingly, healthcare gets a mention in the Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) Guidance and the Metropolitan Medical Response Systems (MMRS) grants within the Homeland Security Grant Program. It mentions the efforts of two programs from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to pass about $1.1 billion a year to hospitals and public health agencies.


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