In response to proposed federal budget cuts, the New York City (NYC) Department’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response recently released their inaugural annual report on Health Care System Preparedness. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the critical efforts made possible with emergency preparedness funding that is in danger of being cut by $163 million in President Trump’s proposed budget. The report documents the collaborative and intensive work between the Health Department and health care facilities across NYC and the surrounding region. The agency works closely with the entire health care system – hospitals, long-term care facilities, primary care providers, emergency management and EMS – through the NYC Healthcare Coalition to prepare for emergencies. Click here to view the full report. For additional information about this report, please refer to the official press release, available via the health department’s website.