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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Key Accomplishments: Protecting Children in Disasters

  • Brought HHS divisions together to integrate the needs of children into disaster planning, response and recovery operations.
  • Incorporated measures related to children’s health during and after disasters into Healthy People 2020, HHS’ science-based, 10-year national objectives for the nation’s health.
  • Established and led HHS’ first-ever federal experts group focused exclusively on the needs of pregnant women in preparing, responding to and recovering from disasters.
  • Convene a panel of top experts to advise the Secretary on the best ways to meet the needs of children in disasters.

  • This page last reviewed: December 13, 2016