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American Academy of Pediatrics. n.d.. Family readiness kit: Preparing to handle disasters. (2nd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 35 pp.

Annotation: This kit is designed for parents to use at home to help prepare for most kinds of disasters. It consists of an overview booklet, a "4 steps to safety readiness" guide, a child identification card, a list for recording local emergency phone numbers, and fact sheets on earthquake, flood, hurricane, terrorism, tornado, tsunami, and winter storms.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disaster planning

National Governors Association. 2016. Improving state efforts to prepare and respond to public health emergencies. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 9 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides state governors with actions they can take to improve preparedness for public health emergencies. Topics include understanding legal authority to respond in the event of a public health disaster, establishing and institutionalizing coordination among key players, strengthening internal and external communications, and identifying gaps in baseline capabilities and available resources needed to address these gaps.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Crisis intervention, Disaster planning, Legal issues, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Resource allocation, Service delivery systems, State government

American Public Health Association, March of Dimes. 2014-. Preparedness tips for pregnant moms and families with infants. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, multiple items.

Annotation: This fact sheet series provides information on emergency preparedness for pregnant women and families with infants. Topics include tips for getting ready before a disaster, planning emergency supplies, during and after a disaster, and knowing the signs of preterm labor. Separate fact sheets provide tips for creating a disaster kit and preparing for earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires. One fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. More information, including guidelines for customizing the fact sheets, is available from the website.

Contact: American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-3710, Telephone: (202) 777-2742 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Disaster planning, Emergencies, Families, Health planning, Infants, Life planning skills, Multimedia, Parents, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children Program; Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; National Library of Medicine, Disaster Information Management Research Center. 2014-. Health resources on children in disasters and emergencies. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: This website is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Contents include links to journal articles and other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. Resources are national or international in scope. Topics include natural disasters; chemical and biological agents, radiologicals and nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE); psychological and behavioral health; and special topics such as children with disabilities, school and care providers, hospital preparedness, resilience, and pandemics.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Communicable diseases, Databases, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Emergency medical services for children, Hospitals, International health, Mental health, Resilience, Resources for professionals, Schools, Special health care needs

Save the Children. 2014. A national report card on protecting children during disasters. Westport, CT: Save the Children, 1 v.

Annotation: This report evaluates basic state emergency preparedness plans for children in each state and the District of Columbia, and highlights a critical standard that every state should have in place to address the most vulnerable children in child care. Standards discussed include an evacuation plan for children in child care, plans for reuniting children with their families after a disaster, a plan for children with disabilities and those with access and functional needs, and a multi-hazard plan for K-12 schools. The report provides state-by-state data with successful examples as well as a description of the study methodology.

Contact: Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825, Telephone: (203) 221-4000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children, Children with special health care needs, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Infants, State surveys, Young children

Bouri N, Minton K, Jolani N, Rubin S. 2014. Riding the mobile wave: What local health departments need in order to adopt social media and mobile health technologies for emergency preparedness. Baltimore, MD: UPMC Center for Health Security; Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 41 pp., exec. summ. (5 pp.).

Annotation: This document reports findings from a study to determine what organizational factors local health department staff perceive as necessary to support their use of social media and mobile health technologies for emergency preparedness. Contents include the study methods, findings, and recommendations for policy and practice. Topics include in-house capacity, leadership support and policies, legal and security issues, and audiences. Case studies are also included.

Contact: UPMC Center for Health Security, 621 E. Pratt Street, Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (443) 573-3304 Fax: (443) 573-3305 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Confidentiality, Disaster planning, Health agencies, Legal issues, Local agencies, Policy analysis, Policy development, Research, Social media, Technology

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. Children and disasters: Disaster preparedness to meet children's needs. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics,

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross. 2014. National strategy for youth preparedness education. Washington, DC: U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 24 pp.

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center. 2014. Checklist: Essential pediatric domains and considerations for every hospital's disaster preparedness policies. SIlver Spring, MD: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 27 pp.

Annotation: This tool is designed to help hospitals incorporate essential pediatric considerations into existing hospital disaster policies. It consists of 10 essential pediatric domains and corresponding considerations to guide hospital administrators, clinical managers, and disaster planning committees through a review of current disaster plans and inform policy development or revision. Additionally, a list of references and resources specific to each domain is provided to assist users in finding relevant literature and best practices. The checklist is available in both static and interactive electronic versions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Disaster planning, Evidence based medicine, Hospitals, Model programs, Pediatric care, Policy development, Resources for professionals

University of Kentucky, Center for Business and Economic Research. 2013–. National health security preparedness index. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Center for Business and Economic Research, annual.

Annotation: This index identifies strengths and gaps in the protections needed to keep people safe and healthy in the face of large-scale public health threats, and tracks how these protections vary across the U.S. and change over time. Contents include current and past findings and methodology, key changes, data, measures, guiding principles, and frequently asked questions. Topics include health security surveillance, community planning and engagement coordination, incident and information management, health care delivery, countermeasure management, and environmental and occupational health.

Keywords: Community coordination, Community participation, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Environmental health, Hazards, Health care delivery, Management information systems, Measures, Occupational health, Population surveillance, Safety, Trends

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. National preparedness: Efforts to address the medical needs of children in a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on efforts to address children's needs in the event of a chemical, biological, rediological, or nuclear (CBRN) incident. The report examines (1) the percentage of CBRN medical countermeasurments in the Strategic National Stockpile that are approved for pediatric use, (2) challenges the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) faces in developing and acquiring CBRN medical countermeasures for the pediatric population and the steps it is taking to address them, and (3) ways that DHHS has addressed the dispensing of pediatric countermeasures in its emergency response plans and guidance and ways that state and local governments have addressed this issue.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-13-438.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Emergencies, Disaster planning, Guidelines

Johnson H, Ling CG, Gulley KH. 2013. Curriculum recommendations for disaster health professionals: The pediatric population. Rockville, MD: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, 27 pp.

Annotation: This peer-reviewed set of pediatric-focused curricular recommendations is a reference tool developed to aid in disaster education and training for health professionals. The tool is intended for educators, program directors, and curriculum developers to use in planning education and training on pediatric issues in disaster health for a wide range of health professionals. The resource is organized according to four phases of disaster response: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The recommendations weave these competencies and critical topics within a framework of an adapted model for disaster response.

Contact: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, University of the Health Sciences, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1000, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 833-4444 Fax: (240) 833-4435 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Competency based education, Curricula, Disaster planning, Educational materials, Emergencies, Training materials

Pennsylvania Department of Health, PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, Drexel University School of Public Health. 2013. A communications toolkit for public health emergencies that impact children: Resources for pediatric practices, schools, and childcare programs. [Harrisburg, PA]: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides resources for pediatric practices, schools, and child care programs related to emergencies that impact children. The toolkit includes communication checklists for how to plan in advance, respond when an emergency occurs and help children recover from the experience. It also provides practice templates and guidelines related to infectious diseases, environmental hazards, text messaging, and social media; and a communications flowchart on sharing child-related information during a public health emergency.

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Eighth Floor West, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Telephone: (877) 724-3258 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Children, Communicable diseases, Communication, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Environmental exposure, Pediatricians, Schools

Synergy Enterprises. 2013. Guide for developing high-quality school emergency operations plans. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 67 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended to help planning teams responsible for developing and revising school emergency operation plans (EOPs) in their efforts. The guide discusses the principles of school emergency management planning; a process for developing, implementing, and continually refining a school EOP with community partners (e.g., first responders and emergency management personnel) at the school building level; the form, function, and content of school EOPs; and other topics that support school emergency planning.

Contact: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Nebraska Avenue Complex, Washington, DC 20528, Telephone: (202) 282-8000 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Schools

U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response. 2013. Children and youth task force in disasters: Guidelines for development. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response, 14 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines describe the children and youth task force model, which strives to bring together agencies, organizations, and professionals that serve children and adolescents during disasters into a single forum for shared strategic coordination to meet children's and adolescents' needs. The guidelines, which are geared toward emergency management, human services, and public health professionals, introduce the concept of the model; provides recommendations to states, tribes, territories, and local communities interested in launching their own task forces; and outlines how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families can provide support.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9215 Secondary Telephone: (800) 422-4453 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Collaboration, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Families, Family support services, Program coordination, Task forces

American Academy of Pediatrics, Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council. 2013. Pediatric preparedness resource kit. [Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 41 pp.

Annotation: This kit consists of tools to help pediatricians, public health leaders, and other pediatric care providers assess what is already happening in their community or state, and help determine what needs to be done before an emergency or disaster occurs. Developed in response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, the kit includes information on strategies to (1) promote strategic communications and systematic message, (2) include pediatric care providers in state-level decision-making, (3) prioritize within and among high-risk groups, (4) develop state action plans, and (5) establish pediatric advisory councils or children’s preparedness coalitions. The toolkit is designed to help promote collaborative discussions and decision marking about pediatric preparedness planning.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Disaster planning, Pediatric care, Public health

Abramson D, Brooks K, Peek L. 2013. The science and practice of resilience interventions for children exposed to disasters. Washington, DC: National Academies, Institute of Medicine, 16 pp.

Annotation: This white paper considers the current science and practice of resilience interventions for children and adolescents who are susceptible to disasters or who have been exposed to disasters. The paper reviews ways ithat resilience research has influenced resilience interventions, considers specific illustrations of these resilience practices, and examines the evidentiary base for these activities. The paper places these disaster-related resilience interventions within a public health framework of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and explores the challenges of developing evidence-based resilience practices within the context of disasters.

Contact: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-2352 Fax: (202) 334-1412 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Disaster planning, Disasters, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Intervention, Prevention, Public health, Research, Resilience

Wizemann T, Reeve M, Altevogt B, and Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy. 2013. Preparedness, response, and recovery considerations for children and families: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 226 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop convened in June 2013 by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events to discuss disaster preparedness, response, and resilience relative to the needs of children and families, including children with special health care needs. It examines resilience strategies that lead to successful recovery in children after a disaster and discusses current approaches and interventions to improve recovery in children.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-29458-4.

Keywords: Children, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Families, Meetings

Winthrop R, Matsui E. 2013. A new agenda for education in fragile states. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education, 70 pp. (Working paper; no. 10)

Annotation: This report presents a broad review of the field of education in fragile states and charts an agenda for maximizing education's contribution to the development and well-being of people living in these contexts. Topics include reasons for investing in education in fragile contexts, the global response to education in fragile states, four challenges for the field of education and fragility, education's low policy priority at the national and global levels, education's financing level and modalities, and education outcomes and quality learning including it's influence on physical and psychosocial health. The report concludes with a discussion of the need to scale up the field's vision, policy prioritization, financing, attention to quality, and investments. The appendices contain a description of frameworks and actors and a summary of education sector plans addressing disaster/conflict risk reduction.

Contact: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 797-6000 Fax: (202) 797-6004 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Developing countries, Development, Disaster planning, Education, Environmental influences, Financing, International programs, Learning, Public policy, Risk factors

American Academy of Pediatrics . 2013. Preparedness checklist for pediatric practices. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 12 pp.

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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 U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. 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.