Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies

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Date Developed: 03/18/2015. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Advanced. Length: 62 minutes.


This session of CDC Grand Rounds discusses strategies to address the unique vulnerabilities of children in every stage of emergency planning. Presenters highlight the strong progress that has been made in pediatric disaster readiness as well as the collaboration that is still needed between public health professionals and pediatric care providers to improve the outcomes for children during emergencies.

Learning Objectives

• Understand that children have different needs than adults, and require special attention, such as pediatric-focused care during emergencies.

• Address the unique needs of children that have not been adequately addressed in the planning process.

• Incorporate the needs of children into emergency preparedness planning.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.