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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Pediatric Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

Webinar Held June 20, 2013; Sponsored by the Hospital Preparedness Program.


Meeting Summary:

Annotated List of Resources and Tools presented during the Webinar.

Federal Government Resources

Partner Organization Resources

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • Children & Disasters Website: Disaster planning resources and other information for pediatricians, hospitals, child care providers, schools, and others. 
    • Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit:  Developed in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, this kit allows for pediatricians, public health leaders, and other pediatric care providers to assess what is already happening in their community or state, and help determine what needs to be done before an emergency or disaster.  The kit will promote collaborative discussions and decision making about pediatric preparedness planning.  
    • Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices: In the event of a large-scale calamity, state and federal authorities may not be able to deliver assistance until days later, so the pediatric office should have fundamental supplies to ensure self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours. Plan for supplies you will keep in your Office Disaster Kit. ​
  • California Neonatal/Pediatric Disaster Coalition
    • This coalition connects Pediatric, Neonatal, NICU, PICU, Hospital, Emergency Department, and Disaster professionals with ideas, information, resources, and strategies for supporting regional pediatric surge and disaster preparedness throughout California and the United States.  
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Children’s Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Greater New York Hospital Association
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies
    • Medical and Public Health Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Considerations for Children and Families: Workshop Presentations & Materials:  The workshop reviewed tools, frameworks, and past experiences on topics including: healthcare coalitions and their challenges, benefits, and best practices; integrating children- and family-serving organizations into state and local planning; understanding the barriers to financing healthcare for children in emergencies; examining the needs of children and families related to shelter operations, nutrition, family reunification, mental health, and temporary child care; existing best practices and future potential strategies for emergency response; fostering recovery through community resilience; and approaches and interventions that promote the social and economic well-being of children after disasters.
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC-DOHMH), Office of Emergency Preparedness
    • Pediatric Preparedness: This site houses resources that will assist hospitals to prepare for pediatric victims and their families during disasters.  Items available include:
      • NYC Hospital Pediatric and Neonatal Resource Directory
      • Pediatric Disaster Hospital Tabletop Exercise Toolkit
  • New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition (NYC-PDC)
    • This coalition was established in 2008 to build a coalition of hospitals, public health, municipal services, and community groups to ensure effective use of critical assets during and after a large-scale disaster affecting children.  Activities and products developed include: pediatric surge planning and drills, NICU surge and evacuation planning, pre-hospital triage criteria, resource directories, and collaboration with community groups and other coalitions.  
  • Southeastern Regional Pediatric Disaster Response Network (SRPDRN)
    • This is a voluntary network of health care providers, public health departments, volunteers, and emergency responders from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.  The purpose of the network is to provide regional pediatric surge capacity and resources in the event of large-scale emergencies or disasters that overwhelm local or state pediatric resources.  

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