Emergency Preparedness & Response

Improve the capacity to respond to health epidemics with telehealth

Existing applications and networks are potentially critical components of the emergency communications and response capabilities of a region — including the capacity to respond to health epidemics. The use of services such as alternate care sites, reach-back surge capacity, and access to advanced specialties, can prove critical in emergency situations. The federal government is in an important position to lead such efforts to ensure the coordination and usability of these resources for emergency communications.