Emergency Readiness

Dec 5, 2018
A coalition of 29 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged Congress to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (S. 2852/H.R. 6378) before Congress adjourns for 2018.
Aug 5, 2022
What is Paxlovid? Paxlovid (ritonavir-boosted nirmatrelvir) is a preferred oral antiviral authorized for the treatment of mild-moderate COVID-19 illness.   Patients take a combination of pills twice a day for 5 days. Paxlovid should be administered as early as possible following the…
Jul 29, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a tool to help hospital emergency planners and supply chain staff estimate their supply needs for mass casualty incidents and infectious disease emergencies.
Jun 8, 2022
The AHA today joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association in urging the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a district court decision that refused to allow a case involving the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 to proceed in federal court and sent…
Jun 3, 2022
Thoughtful and proactive safety planning should be a critical component of every organization's operating procedures.
Jun 3, 2022
The AHA and its non-profit affiliate the HRET recently held a virtual convening on emergency and disaster preparedness for 50 health care executives and public health leaders from the Northeast, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
May 13, 2022
The agency this week waived certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to give health care providers greater flexibility to meet emergency health needs.  
May 12, 2022
The agency is investigating 109 potential hepatitis cases of unknown cause in U.S. children since last October.
May 9, 2022
The agency is investigating 109 potential hepatitis cases of unknown cause in U.S. children since last October, including five deaths.