The Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) is a premier training and resource outlet for healthcare workers in Mississippi.  The program was created to improve medical surge capacity, community resilience and disaster readiness and response during public health emergencies.  

Since the programs’ inception in 2002, over 500 trainings and certification opportunities have been extended to healthcare workers, statewide; equipment and supplies have been purchased for medical  facilities; and collaborative partnerships have been made with local, state, federal and tribal organizations in both public and private sectors.

HPP is funded through an Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) grant CFDA#93.074 to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in collaboration with the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Health, Education, and Research Foundation.