POSTED: 8:18 a.m. HST, Jul 3, 2012
State efforts toward health care outcomes and health care-related emergency preparedness have received $6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Hawaii's Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) will receive $1,900,815, and Hawaii's part of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness cooperative agreement (PHEP) will receive $4,918,135.
HPP funding supports preparedness for health care systems, health care coalitions and health care organizations; while PHEP funding supports the preparedness of state, local, and territorial public health systems.
Overall the federal department is granting $971 million to each state, eight U.S. territories and four of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.