- 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.
Policy and Recommendations
Policy and Recommendations
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Committee, Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committee. (October 2009)
- This article offers recommendations for government agencies at the federal, regional, and local levels, public health departments, and health care institutions to aid in the development of pediatric emergency management performance measures. (2009)
- A summary from the National Academy of Medicine on the workshop on disaster considerations for children. (2014)
Medical Countermeasures for Children in Public Health Emergencies, Disasters, or Terrorism, Policy Statement
- This policy statement provides recommendations to close the remaining gaps for the development and use of MCMs in children during public health emergencies or disasters. (February 2016)
National Preparedness Efforts to Address the Medical Needs of Children in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear Incident
- This report from GAO examines (1) the percentage of CBRN medical countermeasures in the SNS that are approved for pediatric use; (2) the challenges HHS faces in developing and acquiring CBRN medical countermeasures for the pediatric population, and the steps it is taking to address them; and (3) the ways that HHS has addressed the dispensing of pediatric medical countermeasures in its emergency response plans and guidance, and ways that state and local governments have addressed this issue.
2012-2013 Report of the Children’s HHS Interagency Leadership on Disasters (CHILD) Working Group: Update on Departmental Activities and Areas for Future Consideration
- This report describes the progress HHS has made since 2011 and highlights three new focus areas (pregnant and breastfeeding women and newborns, children at heightened risk, and interdepartmental and non-governmental organization collaboration). (May 2014)
- The President and Congress charged the National Commission on Children and Disasters with carrying out the first-ever comprehensive review of Federal disaster-related laws, regulations, programs, and policies to assess their responsiveness to the needs of children and make recommendations to close critical gaps. (October 2010)
- This is a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics on ensuring the health and well-being of children in disasters. (November 2015)