Medical products distributors play a pivotal role in emergency preparedness. Distributors are essential support for healthcare’s first responders during natural disasters,
biological events and other adverse scenarios.
HIDA sits on the Department of Homeland Security's Healthcare and Public Health Sector
Coordinating Council (HSCC). Created by a presidential directive, the HSCC includes nearly 120 organizations
that work to ensure the continuity of the U.S. healthcare system in emergency situations. The HSCC assists in creating and updating America’s National Response Plan and National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
Additionally, HIDA works to:
- Create government partnerships that foster coordination between medical products distributors and federal stakeholders, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Facilitate working relationships between members and other industry stakeholder organizations, including the American Hospital Association, the Red Cross and the Joint Commission.
- Provide information and resources to distributors, healthcare providers and others. Resources include a listing of scenario-specific medical products and supplies, state emergency contacts, and emergency preparedness planning guides.
For more information, contact the Government Affairs team, (703) 549-4432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.