CDC has required coordination and close connection between two federal funding sources, CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Programs and HHS-ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program. Although the PHEP and HPP grant applications are now separate, IDPH will continue to closely coordinate the use PHEP and HPP funds to fund local health departments and regional healthcare coalitions to require them to work in coordinated fashion to maintain an effective public health and healthcare emergency management and response program in Illinois.
IDPH will provide about 52% of the federal PHEP funds on a formula basis to all local health departments in Illinois. The local health departments will be required to build and sustain Public Health Preparedness Capabilities - National Standards for State and Local Planning as recognized by the CDC. They will assess and prioritize this work based on regular gap assessments and the lessons learned from annually mandated exercises and drills and resulting after-action reports. The remainder of the PHEP funds are used by IDPH to provide support to public health by supporting qualified trained staff for emergency planning and response, epidemiology and surveillance capacity, public health laboratory testing capacity, and for situational awareness and preparedness education.
IDPH will provide about 67% of the HPP funds on a formula basis to 10 regional healthcare coalitions to build and sustain 2017-2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities as recognized by HHS-ASPR. They will assess and prioritize this work based on regular gap assessments and the lessons learned from annually mandated exercises and drills and resulting after-action reports. The remainder of the HPP funds is used by IDPH to provide support to healthcare coalitions for building a regionalized planning and response system. This includes situational awareness systems and preparedness education. IDPH uses no more than 18% of the HPP funds to support IDPH staff to operate the HPP program.