Hazard Vulnerability Analysis & Metrics Score Card

Is Your Community Pediatric Disaster or Hazard Ready?

A well-prepared emergency management system is essential for regions and communities to prepare and respond to disasters and other emergencies. Using tools such as the Pediatric Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and the Regional Metrics Score Card can help. Click on the presentation link from Dr. Deanna Dahl Grove and Dr. Nathan Timm as they guide you through the ways to use these tools to help you prepare for these hazard or disaster events.

Pediatric Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

The Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) focuses on identifying the tools regions have for preparing for and mitigating disasters, with particular considerations on how they uniquely influence pediatric patients. Emergency managers and hospital representatives complete pediatric HVAs, which seek to identify various hazards (natural, human-derived, etc.), their probability of occurrence, their potential impact on children, and how prepared the given community is to handle such an event. 

The Pediatric HVA assessment tool is a method of determining hazards' impacts on a region and how prepared regions are for the pediatric consequences of each hazard. 

Regional Metrics Score Card

Children and families are more easily overwhelmed and affected in disasters than the general population. There are many factors to consider on a regional basis that are identified in this scorecard in various domains that can impact children and their families.The purpose of the scorecard is to provide opportunities to understand the infrastructure and support mechanisms that exist for children within the region. The Metrics Score Card focuses on expertise available in the area, mental and behavioral health considerations, and community resilience.

Children and Disaster Hazard Infographic and Resources

These infographics provide the community, hospital leadership, public health officials, policymakers, and first responders with awareness, preparedness, response, and mitigation intelligence unique to children associated with covering twenty-four hazards in the Eastern Great Lakes Region.