The purpose of this NOFO is to sustain and improve health care system preparedness for emerging special pathogens through implementation of the National Special Pathogen System of Care Strategy (NSPS of Care Strategy) and to expand the regional hospital network serving as part of the NSPS.
regional hubs for special pathogen readiness, RESPTCs are a resource for patient care and clinical operations among the region’s health care organizations.
Additionally, RESPTCs mitigate surges of patients at health care facilities through supporting patient distribution across the region.
Through Part A, HHS will provide funding directly to the ten health care facilities currently serving as RESPTCs.
Through Part B, HHS will select three new RESPTCs to serve as health care facilities with regional capacity and capability to care for special pathogen patients, leveraging a regional “hub-and-spoke” model.