HHS has launched a new national website for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), a national network of state-based programs that verifies the identity, licenses, and credentials of health professionals prior to an emergency. By providing a single point of entry for potential volunteers, HHS expects the ESAR-VHP website to enable health professionals to volunteer quickly without waiting for their credentials to be verified. HHS encourages all health professionals to visit and register with the ESAR-VHP website (registration does not obligate health professionals to provide volunteer services).