NEHA is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) bill. The bill now heads to the desk of the U.S. president to be signed.
The original PAHPA law was created to improve the nation’s public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities for emergencies, whether deliberate, accidental, or natural. Last week, a bipartisan U.S. Senate passed the bill (S 1379) and today the U.S. House of Representatives did the same.
For the first time, the bill specifically mentions environmental health.
Thank you to every member of Congress who supported this critical piece of legislation. We are grateful for your commitment to improving public health and ensuring our nation is well prepared to respond to natural disasters, infectious diseases, and other forms of attacks that might threaten every single person in the U.S.