Hospital Preparedness Planning Committee
The Hospital Preparedness Planning Committee (HPPC) was established in 2000 and continues to serve as a forum for cooperation and collaboration among hospitals, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, and other appropriate agencies and organizations. The committee’s mission is the development of a networked plan of cooperation and interaction involving the response of all hospitals and other health are facilities in the state to a public health crisis, including bioterrorism.
The goals of the HPPC include:
- Review and continually assess emergency planning activities of hospital, other health care facilities and emergency response agencies.
- Identify needed resources and training to produce a networked plan of cooperation and interaction in a public health crisis.
- Coordinate and integrate external hospital emergency planning and response efforts.
- Develop a networked plan for response in Rhode Island.
- Serve as a forum for hospitals to share “best practices” on key emergency preparedness functions.
- Assist in policy development and process implementation of standardized approaches to issues across the state’s health care system.
- Work to fulfill the requirements of the Hospital Preparedness Program.