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Bugden EA, Martinez AK, Greene BZ, Eig K. 2012. Safe at school and ready to learn: Comprehensive policy guide for protecting students with life-threatening food allergies. Alexandria, VA: National School Boards Association, 49 pp.

Annotation: This policy guide addresses the elements that the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 requires be included in the federal voluntary guidelines that the act directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop in partnership with the Secretary of Education. The guide focuses on the rationale for policy; the essential partnership of schools, families, and health professionals in supporting individual student needs; the need for planning and training to respond to food allergy-related emergencies; the value of communication and education for all parents, students, and school personnel; and the importance of a coordinated, systemic approach that reflects best practice for chronic life-threatening conditions. It includes a checklist for schools to assess the extent to which this guideā€™s components are included in food allergy policy and implemented in practice, as well as examples of state and local education policies.

Contact: National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 838-6722 Fax: (703) 683-7590 E-mail: info@nsba.org Web Site: http://www.nsba.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-88364-314-3.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communication, Education, Emergencies, Families, Food allergies, Health policy, Legislation, Policy development, Program coordination, Public policy, Safety, School age children, School health, Training

American Association of Orthodontists. 2012. Handling orthodontic emergencies. St. Louis, MO: American Association of Orthodontists, 3 items.

Annotation: This fact sheet for school nurses discusses how to handle problems involving dental braces. Contents include a list of tools and supplies, an illustrated description of the components of braces, and a list of treatments. Problems and responses to them are listed in the order of the least severe to the most severe and include food caught between teeth; ligatures coming off; discomfort; mouth sores; irritation of lips or cheeks; protruding wire; loose brackets, wires, or bands; and swallowed components. A presentation and accompanying script are also available for educating school nurses about the needs of students in orthodontic treatment.

Contact: American Association of Orthodontists, 401 North Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63141-7816, Telephone: (314) 993-1700 Secondary Telephone: (800) 424-2841 Fax: (314) 997-1745 E-mail: info@aaortho.org Web Site: http://www.braces.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, First aid, Injuries, Oral health, Orthodontics, School age children, School nurses, Training materials, Treatment

Save the Children. 2012. Child care emergency preparedness symposium. [Westport, CT]: Save the Children, 1 video (2 hrs., 25 min.).

Annotation: This webcast presents the Child Care Emergency Preparedness Symposium held on November 15, 2012, in Washington, DC. The symposium brought together representatives from the emergency preparedness community and the child care community with the goal of working together to meet children's needs during times of disaster. The webinar focused on national, state, and local perspectives on child care centers' and schools' emergency preparedness.

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

Keywords: Adolescents, Child care, Children, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Guidelines, Infants, Safety, School age children, Schools, State programs, Young children

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, School Health Program. 2012. Nebraska school health guidelines = Guidelines for school health services in Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services,

Annotation: This website, which presents guidelines for Nebraska schools, focuses on the activities and practices of school nurses and other non-nurse school personnel who provide health services. The site includes information about school health services; school nursing scope and standards; individualized health care plans; the role of the school nurse in special education; school health screening; emergency guidelines; guidelines related to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in schools, athletics, and child care; and the Medication Aide Act.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Emergencies, Guidelines, Individualized health plans, Legislation, Nebraska, School health services, School heath, School nurses, School personnel, Screening, Special education, State programs

National Education Association Health Information Network. 2011. School crisis guide: Help and healing in a time of crisis. Washington, DC: National Education Association Health Information Network, 46 pp.

Annotation: This step-by-step guide provides schools and school districts a framework for planning and responding before, during, and after a crisis such as an earthquake or other natural disaster. Intended to help principals, school administrators, union leaders, and school personnel help keep schools safe by (1) creating an emergency preparedness and crisis response plan; (2) responding effectively and appropriately during a disaster; and (3) handling the crisis after the disaster has occurred. It offers guidelines on responding to long-term mental health care needs, handling donations, communications and media strategies, and evaluating the response. The guide also describes how crisis response teams organized by the National Education Association (NEA) can assist states in the aftermath of a traumatic event or emergency situation.

Contact: National Education Association Healthy Futures, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Suite 216, Washington, DC 20036-3290, Telephone: (202) 822-7570 Fax: (202) 822-7775 E-mail: info@neahealthyfutures.org Web Site: http://www.neahhealthyfutures.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Crisis, Disaster planning, Emergencies, School linked programs, School safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 2011. A national strategic plan for public health preparedness and response. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report describes eight strategic objectives that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified for its strategic plan for public health preparedness and response. The report begins with a discussion of CDC's preparedness mission, vision, and values and moves on to an explanation of each objective.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disaster planning, Emergencies, Public health

National SUID/SIDS Resource Center . 2011. Responding to sudden infant death: First responders. Washington, DC: National SUID/SIDS Resource Center ,

Annotation: This website provides information for first responders on handling sudden unexpected infant death. It includes a discussion of the roles of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters, emergency-room personnel, coroners, and medical examiners' standards and protocols; and training resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, Resources for professionals, SIDS, Sudden infant death

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2010. Emergency preparedness protocols for state and territorial oral health programs. [Sparks, NV]: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 29 pp., plus 11 appendices.

Annotation: This resource highlights the development and operation of oral health emergency preparedness and response at the state level. Topics include an overview of crisis preparedness and response planning in America; the need for population-based oral health to be integrated into the Emergency Response System; and the role of oral health programs in pre-event mitigation and preparedness, response, and recovery planning. Worksheets and other tools for developing an emergency preparedness plan are provided as appendices.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Emergency medical services, Guidelines, Manuals, Oral health

National Commission on Children and Disasters. 2010. 2010 report to the President and Congress. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 185 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study that examined and assessed the needs of infants, children, and adolescents from birth through age 18 in relation to the preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies, by building upon the evaluations of other entities and reviewing their findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The report includes findings, conclusions, and recommendations on the following topics: physical health, mental health, and trauma; child care; child welfare; elementary and secondary education; sheltering, temporary housing, and affordable housing; transportation; juvenile justice; evacuation; and relevant activities in emergency management.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ pub. no. 10-M037; ISBN 978-1-58763-401-7.

Keywords: Adolescent heath, Adolescents, Child care, Child health, Child welfare, Children, Costs, Disaster planning, Education, Emergencies, Housing, Infant health, Infants, Juvenile justice, Mental health, Transportation, Trauma

National Commission on Children and Disasters. 2010. 2010 report to the President and Congress. Washington, DC: National Commission on Children and Disasters, 185 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study that assessed the needs of infants, children, and adolescents in relation to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies. The report includes specific findings, conclusions, and recommendations relating to (1) child health, mental health, and trauma; (2) child care in all settings; (3) child welfare; (4) elementary and secondary education; (5) sheltering, temporary housing, and affordable housing; (6) transportation; (7) juvenile justice; (8) evacuation; and (9) relevant activities in emergency management. The report also provides specific recommendations on the need for planning and establishing a national resource center on children and disasters and discusses the coordination of resources and services, administrative actions, policies, regulations, and legislative changes.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child care, Child health, Costs, Disaster planning, Disasters, Elementary education, Emergencies, Housing, Infant health, Juvenile justice, Legislation, Mental health, Public policy, Research, Secondary education, Service coordination, Transportation, Trauma

Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children. 2010. Guidelines for the nurse in the school setting: School nurse emergency care course. [Maywood, IL]: Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children, 108 pp.

Annotation: This document provides nurses working in school settings with a set of emergency care guidelines that they can use when delivering care to ill or injured students. The document discusses pediatric educational recommendations for health professionals, assessment, and triage. Detailed protocols for managing a wide variety or emergencies are presented. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children, Loyola University Medical Center, Building 110 Lower Level, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, Telephone: (708) 327-3672 Secondary Telephone: (708) 327-2556 Fax: (708) 327-2548 E-mail: Evelyn.Lyons@illinois.gov Web Site: http:/www.luhs.org/emsc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Assessment, Child health, Emergencies, Emergency medical services, Nursing education, School health services, School nurses, Training, Triage

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2009. Planning and preparedness for children's needs in public health emergencies. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,

Annotation: This webcast featured a panel discussion of pediatric preparedness initiatives and insights from pediatric emergency preparedness planners. During the webcast, participants learned about some of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's pediatric emergency preparedness resources, heard from the National Commission on Children and Disasters, and learned about the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response's Hospital Preparedness Program. Presenters offered perspectives on both clinical preparedness and school-based preparedness. This resource includes a recording and transcript of the webcast, PowerPoint slides, frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Multimedia, Children, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Pediatrics, Schools, World Wide Web

National Commission on Children and Disasters. 2009. Interim report. Washington, DC: National Commission on Children and Disasters, 87 pp.

Annotation: This report provides recommendations for preparing to meet children's needs in the event of a disaster. The recommendations fall within these categories: (1) disaster management and recovery, (2) mental health, (3) child physical health and trauma, (4) emergency medical services and pediatric transport, (5) disaster care management, (6) child care, (7) elementary and secondary education, (8) child welfare and juvenile justice, (9) sheltering standards, (10) housing, and (11) evacuation.

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Child welfare, Children, Disaster planning, Education, Emergencies, Emergency medical services, Housing, Juvenile justice, Mental health, Trauma

Schwartz A. 2009. Head Start emergency preparedness manual: Planning - impact- relief - recovery. Arlington, VA: Head Start Resource Center, 210 pp.

Annotation: This manual, which was created to support Head Start program administrators and staff in the implementation of emergency preparedness plans, includes information on the four phases of an emergency: planning, impact, relief, and recovery; the practice-review-revise cycle; and how to plan and prepare for specific emergency situations.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disaster planning, Emergencies, Federal agencies, Head Start, Manuals, Young children

Casamassimo P, Barzel R, Holt K, Siegal M. 2008. Oral health care for young children. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to help clinicians learn about providing oral health care to infants and children from birth through age 3. The modules provide information about prevention, risk assessment, and anticipatory guidance. Also included is guidance on how to manage children's behavior, with information on expectations, parental involvement, and helpful techniques. Providing restorative treatment is covered, with an emphasis on decision-making, positioning, restoration options, and alternatives to restoration. Finally, the modules address the management of emergency oral health care.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Curricula, Distance education, Emergencies, Infants, Ohio, Oral health, Patient care management, Young children

Trust for America's Health. 2008. A healthier America: 10 top priorities for prevention. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 26 pp. (Issue report)

Annotation: This report discusses 10 priorities for improving Americans' health, including promoting disease prevention, combating obesity, preventing tobacco use and exposure, preventing and controlling infectious diseases, preparing for emergencies and bioterrorism attacks, recognizing the relationship between health and economic competitiveness, safeguarding the food supply, planning for seniors' changing health care needs, improving the health of low-income and minority communities, and reducing environmental threats. For each topic, the report discusses why it is a threat to the nation's health and what can be done about it.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: info@tfah.org Web Site: http://healthyamericans.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communicable disease control, Disease prevention, Emergencies, Environmental exposure, Food supply, Health promotion, Low income groups, Minority groups, Obesity, Older adults, Passive smoking, Smoking, Tobacco use

Healthy Child Care America, American Academy of Pediatrics and First Candle/SIDS Alliance. 2008. Reducing the risk of SIDS in child care (rev. ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: Healthy Child Care America, 74 pp.

Annotation: This training guide is designed to help child care providers protect the children in their care by creating a safer sleep environment to prevent SIDS. The training includes PowerPoint slides and notes. The following topics are discussed: SIDS, sleep position, reducing risk, risk factors, beliefs and misconceptions, tummy time, safe sleep practices, bed sharing, safe sleep environments, safe sleep policies, legal considerations, parents' concerns, emergencies, what to expect if an infant dies, and resources.

Contact: Healthy Child Care America, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5409 Fax: (847) 228-7320 E-mail: childcare@aap.org Web Site: http://www.healthychildcare.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Emergencies, Infant mortality, Infant safety, Parents, Prevention, Risk factors, SIDS, Sleep position, Training materials

Board on Health Care Services, Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System. 2007. Emergency care for children: Growing pains. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 338 pp. (Future of emergency care)

Annotation: This book examines the challenges associated with the provision of emergency services to children and offers analysis of (1) the role of pediatric emergency services as an integrated component of the overall health system; (2) system-wide pediatric emergency care planning, preparedness, coordination, and funding; (3) pediatric training in professional education; and (4) research in pediatric emergency care. Additional topics include a review of the history and current state of pediatric emergency care and building a 21st-century emergency and trauma care system. Appendices include a list of committee and subcommittee membership, biographical information for main committee and pediatric emergency care subcommittee members, a list of presentations to the committee, a list of commissioned papers, and recommendations and responsible entities from the Future of Emergency Care series.

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: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, Emergency medical services for children, Health services delivery, MCH research, Pediatric care, Professional training, Trauma care

Westat. 2007. Practical information on crisis planning: A guide for schools and communities [rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, 127 pp.

Annotation: This guide, which is geared toward schools and communities, is designed to help users navigate the process of reviewing and revising school and district crisis plans. The guide is intended to give schools, districts, and communities the critical concepts and components of good crisis planning, stimulate thinking about the crisis-preparedness process, and provide examples of promising practices. The guide is divided into the following main sections: (1) mitigation and prevention, (2) preparedness, (3) responses, (4) recovery, and (5) closer looks. The guide includes three appendices: (1) resources, (2) emergency school safety, planning, response, and recovery meeting participants, and (3) crisis-planning interview participants.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3E-245, Washington, DC 20202-6450, Telephone: (202) 245-7896 Fax: (202) 285-0013 E-mail: oese@ed.gov Web Site: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oshs/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community programs, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Prevention, Resources, Safety, Schools

U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 2007. Public health emergency response: A guide for leaders and responders. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, 120 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides background information to help leaders and first responders make informed decisions and make the best use of the resources available at a time of crisis. The guide addresses some of the public health issues facing leaders and responders. The guide is divided into self-contained sections that can be read in any order; each section begins with a list of highlights. Topics covered include (1) public health response, (2) key functions of federal government public health agencies in an emergency, (3) food security and food supply, (4) environmental safety and testing, (5) leading through communication, (6) legal and policy considerations, (7) taking care of yourself and each other, (8) conducting exercises for preparedness, and (9) post-event: leading the community toward recovery. A bibliography and an index are included. The guide includes six appendices: (1) resources list, (2) biological agents, (3) chemical agents, (4) radiation emergencies, (5) pandemic influenza, and (6) distaster supplies kit.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Communities, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Food supply, Public health

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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.