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The National Hospital Preparedness Program

The National Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) is a grant program from the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) of the Department of Health and Human Services administered by the ESU. The grant enhances the ability of hospitals and health care systems to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Current program priority areas include communication systems, bed tracking, personnel management, fatality management planning and hospital evacuation planning. Please visit the NH Hospital Preparedness Program page for more information.

One program that enhances the response capability of NH Hospitals is The NH Emergency System for Advance Registration of Healthcare Professionals (ESAR-VHP). The New Hampshire ESAR-VHP System is an electronic database of health care personnel who have indicated their interest in volunteering to provide aid in an emergency. The ESAR-VHP System:

  • registers health volunteers;
  • applies emergency credentialing standards to registered volunteers; and
  • allows for the verification of the identity, credentials, and qualifications of registered volunteers in an emergency.

Become an ESAR-VHP volunteer

If you would like access to or more information about the NH Hospitals Preparedness Program or NH Emergency System for Advance Registration of Healthcare Professionals, how to join, or would like to receive educational materials, please contact the Hospital Preparedness Coordinator at (603) 271-9455 or (800) 852-3345 ext. 9455.

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