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Preparedness | FAH Policy Blog Team

FAH Responds to RFI on Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act 

FAH responded to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Request for Information (RFI) on the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA).  

PAHPA is an essential component of the United States’ public health security, providing critical response tools for our nation’s health care infrastructure. 

In this RFI, FAH provides many recommendations on what should be included in the reauthorization to best prepare and respond to future pandemics. Specific recommendations include: funding the Hospital Preparedness Program at a sufficient level as recommended by the hospital community with greater funding allocated directly to hospitals and health systems; increasing stakeholder input for the strategic national stockpile; and granting federal (or similar) indemnification to Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) willing to assist in other states and health care facilities experiencing emergencies.  

The full letter can be read here