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Keep up to date on the latest information from the HHS emPOWER Program and its partners working to protect the health and safety of at-risk individuals with access and functional needs.

January 19, 2021

Press Release:
HHS launches COVID-19 at-risk Medicare population dashboard, related online tools to support COVID-19 response

To aid state, territorial and local health departments in community-level pandemic response efforts such as implementing COVID-19 vaccination plans that meet the needs of Americans ages 65 and older, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today unveiled a suite of online tools built from existing programs and information technology platforms…..

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December 10, 2020

The HHS emPOWER Program Launches a New Platform to Support Community Partners

The HHS emPOWER Program (emPOWER) has officially launched the HHS emPOWER Program Platform, a new mobile-ready technical assistance platform that provides public health, health care, and emergency management organizations, first responders, power companies, and many other partners with emPOWER data, tools, training, and informational resources to help them anticipate, plan for, and respond to incidents, emergencies, and disasters in their communities.

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June 4, 2020

emPOWER AI: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Drive Data to Frontline Emergency Responders

In an emergency response, timing is everything. As hurricane and wildfire season gets underway, think back to the 2017 historic hurricanes and wildfires which presented new challenges not only for the scale but also for the impact to critical infrastructure. To help those on the frontline and some of our country’s most vulnerable citizens, emPOWER had to innovate and offer a tool that could deliver data with minimal actions and in seconds.

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February 26, 2020

emPOWER AI Selected for a 2020 FedHealthIT Award

FedHealthIT 2020 Innovation Award Winners Announced:

From CMS, HRSA, FDA, USDS and HHS to VA and DHA, the 2020 Innovation Award Winners include a good mix of Federal Programs driving innovation and results that are making a difference.

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April 12, 2019

New Training to Enhance Disaster Health Outcomes for Your Whole Community

In planning for the whole community’s needs during a disaster, consider that on any given day, approximately half of the U.S. population has a temporary or permanent condition that limits their ability to take action in an emergency.

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