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 Administration for Strategic 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.

Finding Necessary Supplies for Healthcare

If you cannot secure necessary supplies for your healthcare facility, you should continue to submit your needs requests to your county Emergency Management Agency (EMA). If your EMA cannot fill your needs in a timely manner, you may also submit them to this email address: to request support from the MSDH Logistics office.  Also submit your needs request to Teresa Jones at the MHA Healthcare Preparedness Program.