July 3, 2012

CT nabs $12M in fed health care grants

Connecticut is being awarded $12 million in grants from the federal government to help improve preparedness and health outcomes for a range of public health threats.

The funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services includes $4.2 million for a cooperative Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and $7.9 million for a joint Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program.

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 for hazardous events or national health security.

For the first time, the HPP and PHEP funds are being awarded jointly, encouraging cooperation between the nation's health care and public health systems.

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