Wolf Administration Selects Health
Care Emergency Preparedness Vendor to Assist in Preparations for Fall Resurgence
The Wolf Administration today announced it has selected Public Health
Management Corporation (PHMC) of Philadelphia as its health care emergency
preparedness vendor, effective July 8, 2020.
well positioned to help move the commonwealth forward in its preparation
efforts for future emergencies, including preparations in the case that
coronavirus resurges in the fall or winter,” Pennsylvania Department of
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We are looking forward to the
opportunity to expand our existing hospital preparedness program, as well
as creating an inclusive environment for all members of our health care
system through our health care coalitions.”
agreement is part of the department’s annual federal health preparedness
care coalitions (HCC) are a formal collaboration among health care
organizations and public and private partners that are organized to prepare
for, respond to and recover from an emergency, mass casualty or catastrophic
event. The key components include comprehensive health care membership;
regional presence developed within states/territories to cover larger
geographic areas; and preparedness capability operationalization through
plans, exercises, trainings, response, and after-action reports.
hospital preparedness program (HPP) is a cooperative agreement program
administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that
establishes a foundation for national health care preparedness.
a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities
through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and
community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the
health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education,
research, planning, technical assistance and direct services.
Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce
the spread of COVID-19:
your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand
sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are
you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.
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like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up
online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.
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