- This is a database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials selected from over 700 organizations for a professional audience.
Still at Risk: U.S. Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina 2015, National Report Card on Protecting Children in Disasters
- This report by Save the Children represents the first formal review of these recommendations. In each key area, the report provides a snapshot of progress to date – and gaps that remain – in meeting these recommendations.
- This sixth annual state-by-state assessment conducted by Save the Children looks at preparedness and safety standards for children in child care facilities and schools in the U.S. This year, the organization gives an ‘unsatisfactory’ mark to the country for gaps in preparedness that are putting children at risk. (2013)
- This article emphasizes key emergency response aspects of hospital preparedness for disasters involving children, in particular (1) hospital-based incident command, (2) strategies for operational continuity, (3) pediatric principles of surge capacity, (4) development of decontamination protocols, (5) infection control, (6) sheltering in place, and (7) evacuation strategies.
- A wealth of information for families, non-medical care providers, schools, teachers, and others can be found in the Special Topics section. Click on Documents and Resources under the following headings: Children with Disabilities; School and Care Providers; Resilience; Sheltering; and Patient Tracking and Family Reunification. (2014)
Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies from the Disaster Information Management Research Center
- This site is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Links are provided to both journal articles and to other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. The resources target health providers, emergency and community planners, and others in the disaster workforce who work with or on behalf of children. (December 2019)
- This page contains resources that pediatric healthcare providers can use to plan for emergencies, including tool kits for pandemic flu, communication tools, and disaster plan templates. (September 2020)
- This checklist is designed to help hospitals identify their current level of pediatric preparedness and recognize additional opportunities for improvement. This checklist is also used during EMSC Pediatric Facility Recognition Site Surveys. (January 2010)
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies
- This session of the Public Health Grand Rounds discusses strategies to address the unique vulnerabilities of children in every stage of emergency planning. It highlights 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. (May 2021)